Children's Medical Fund (CMF)
Please send your Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Reply to
Mrs. Bessie Drogaris, 18 Orchard Lane, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.
2017 National Philoptochos CMF Luncheon
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Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon
Grand Drawing Prizes
On Saturday, November 11, 2017 the Metropolis Philoptochos of New Jersey will be hosting the Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon at “The Venetian” in Garfield, New Jersey.
The Fund provides grants for innovative research programs to pediatric hospitals throughout the United States and to organizations with special programs that care for children with critical and life threatening illnesses.
As part of the fundraising for this wonderful event, a Grand Drawing is being held at the Luncheon.
Twenty-seven amazing prizes are being offered:
- Fox Trimmed Cashmere Cape
- Gucci Pony Skin Tote
- $500 Neiman Marcus Gift Card.
- Black Sable Cashmere Wrap
- Chanel Handbag
- And many more prizes...
To see the complete list of prizes, click here.
Anita Baglaneas Devlin To Speak At Children's Medical Fund Luncheon
The National Philoptochos Society is pleased to announce that Anita Baglaneas Devlin, an advoate for addiction recovery, will be the guest speaker at the 16th National Philoptochos Children's Medical Fund Luncheon. The Luncheon, which is being hosted by the Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos, will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at The Ventian in Garfield, NJ. Ms. Devlin, and her son Michael Jr., are the co-authors of S.O.B.E.R., a book chronicling their family's journey from addiction to recovery. A Greek-American and a daughter of a Greek Orthodox priest, Ms. Devlin's compelling story demonstrates that no one is immune from addiction and there is 'no room for judgment and shame because we are all God's children.'
For the full article, click here.
Since its establishment in 1989, the Children's Medical Fund has sought to provide medical assistance to critically ill Greek, Greek American and Orthodox children, whose families are unable to afford appropriate and necessary medical treatment. The Fund also provides grants for innovative research programs to pediatric hospitals throughout the United States and to organizations with special programs that care for children with critical and life threatening illnesses.
History and Grant Distribution
The Children's Medical Fund Luncheon began as the Cancer Fund Luncheon in 1989 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and was followed by a second Cancer Fund Luncheon in 1990. These successful events provided funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, for the Greek Children's Cancer Fund and for the Kids-n-Cancer program. In 1991, this event was officially named the Children's Medical Fund Luncheon, and it became a biennial event hosted on a rotating basis within the Direct Archdiocesan District and eight Metropolises of the Archdiocese.
Since its inception, the National Philoptochos has raised approximately $3.3 million for the Children's Medical Fund and has awarded over $2.8 million in grants to hospitals and organizations. The remaining funds have been disbursed for children in need through grants handled by the Social Services department at the National Philoptochos office.
- Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Grants 1991- 2015 (biannual info)
- Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Grants 2002 - 2015 (detailed, all years)
- Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Grants 1989 - 2011 (alphabetical list)