National Philoptochos 2015 Children’s Medical Fund Grant Recipients

National Philoptochos 2015 Children’s Medical Fund Grant Recipients

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Inspired by the National Philoptochos Society, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox Christian faith and traditions.  Please join us in raising awareness for their countless acts of kindness, and we invite you to learn more about the National Philoptochos Society.

PHILOPTOCHOS HOSTS CHILDREN’S MEDICAL FUND LUNCHEON IN BOSTON TO BENEFIT AREA HOSPITALS AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Under the High Patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos will host the Fifteenth National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, “Let Us Rejoice and Embrace The Children,” on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA at noon, with a reception at 11am.

 

National Philoptochos President, Maria Logus and Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos President and Luncheon Chairman, Frances Levas announce the following 2015 Children’s Medical Fund Grant recipients:

  • Baystate Pediatric Endocrinology, Springfield, MA
  • Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Casco, ME
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Health Imperatives, Brockton, MA
  • Julia’s Wings Foundation, Sherman, CT
  • Matthew’s Hearts of Hope, Sherman, CT
  • Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • New England Disabled Sports (NEDS), Lincoln, NH
  • UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center- Palliative Care Program, Worcester, MA

Highlighting the Luncheon as the keynote speaker is Jeanette Clough, President and CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.   She will speak on issues relating to pediatric care and how charitable and religious organizations can assist in the care of children in need.  Maria Stephanos, a longtime news anchor in Boston, will preside as master of ceremonies.  A special honor will be presented to Rosemary Nikas, Chairman of the Thirteenth Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon.

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.

Click here to make a donation to the Children’s Medical Fund.

To learn more about the Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon from the National Philoptochos Society web site, click here.

For more information, please contact: Christine Karavites at (508) 982 – 4276 or ckaravites@yahoo.com

Source:  http://www.philoptochos.org/outreach/cmfsection/


LEARN ABOUT PHILOPTOCHOS

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with 26,000 members nationwide.  Philoptochos responds immediately to needs and crises and its philanthropic outreach extends to each area of the country and throughout the world. In 2014, National Philoptochos distributed $1.475 million in philanthropic aid.

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.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY

The National Philoptochos Society mission is to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.”.  The organization is led by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Chairman, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Spiritual Advisor, Maria Logus, President, Arlene Siavelis Kehl, First Vice President, Evangeline Mekras Scurtis, Second Vice President, Jeannie Ranglas, Third Vice President, Christine Karavites, Secretary, Martha Stefanidakis, Treasurer, Georgia Vlitas, Assistant Treasurer and Aphrodite Skeadas, Advisor.  The organization’s Director is Helen Lavorata.

  • The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people in the United States and throughout the world.  The Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.
  • Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 26,000 members and more than 400 active chapters, nationwide.
  • His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America called Philoptochos, “an army of nobility and the jewel of our Church.”

Please join the National Philoptochos Society in supporting Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.  To be a part of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine Philoptochos Fundraising Initiative, please donate directly to your local Philoptochos chapter or your Metropolis Philoptochos.  For information and resources visit: www.philoptochos.org/news/saintnicholas

To learn more about the National Philoptochos Society, visit http://www.philoptochos.org.  For more information regarding this material and the National Philoptochos Society, please contact Rania Richardson, Communications Manager at rrichardson@philoptochos.org.


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