2019 Membership & Elections

2019 Children's Medical Fund  (CMF)

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2019 Children's Medical Fund Luncheon to be hosted by

the Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

Tickets $125.00 per/ person
YOUR PAYMENT IS YOUR RESERVATION: Check payable to Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

Enclose a check and a list of people with whom you wish to be seated (limit 10-12) and mail to:
Ms. Joanne Stavrakas
2961 West Gregory Street
Chicago, IL 60625

Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law.

Reservations must be received by October 21st

QUESTIONS: Contact Mrs. Joanne Stavrakas 773-914-6048
Ms. Patricia Gerbanas 773-415-7818
Mrs. Peggy Vranas 847-674-5588

To learn more, check out the Metropolis of Chicago event page here.

For hotel reservations please click on the following link or call Toll Free 1-877-303-0104

2019 Children's Medical Fund Grant Letter

2019 Children's Medical Fund Grant Application Form (RFP)

2019 Children's Medical Fund Sponsorship Letter & Levels

Click here to make a donation to the CMF  


"Kids Helping Kids" Project

In an effort to get the children of the Metropolis of Chicago involved with the Children's Medical Fund Luncheon, the Sunday School/Greek School/Youth have been asked to get involved in a "Kids Helping Kids" project. Fundraisers such as lemonade/hot chocolate/hot apple cider stands were suggested. The Assumption Sunday Church School got things started with a Lemonade & Loukoumathes stand! Click here to be directed to the video. Bravo!!!


Mission Statement

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 over $3.7 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.

Historical References