Phi Delta Epsilon believes in giving back to our global community. Our international philanthropic and service partner is Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. There are more than 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals worldwide. Each year these hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. Collectively they impact the lives of more children than any other children's organization in the world.
Children’s hospitals are special places, graced with experts trained in the care and handling of small, fragile, sick and injured children. It is critical that we, as a society, support these islands of care because any child can get sick or become seriously injured. When they do, it is critical that there be a children’s hospital nearby.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
- Treat 98% of all children needing heart or lung transplants.
- Treat 88% of all children with cancer.
- Treat 76% of all children with cystic fibrosis.
- Treat 90% of all children with sickle cell anemia.
- Treat 72% of children with pediatric AIDS.
- Devote 60% of their services to children under age six and 25% to newborns.
- Train 60% of pediatricians and 80% of all pediatric specialists.
- Educate families about issues like child safety seats, helmet safety and bicycle safety.
- Devote nearly a quarter of their care to newborns, who require the most intensive nursing and medical care of all patients.
- Provide $2.5 billion in charity (uncompensated) care each year.
Each PhiDE chapter partners with a local CMN Hospital to volunteer and fundraise. As their current and future physicians, this organization is dear to our members. Each year, in October, we host our international philanthropy day, Stand For The Kids, where every chapter stands on campus to raise awareness for the local hospital and raises fund to help with operational costs.
To learn more about CMN Hospitals, visit CMNHospitals.org
All of our chapters support their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital throughout the year through a variety of events from bake sales to 5K races. Some chapters have a signature event such as a banquet or an Anatomy Fashion Show and every October we host our international day of philanthropy called Stand For The Kids. Stand For The Kids (SFTK) occurs in October when all of our students stand in unison to raise funds and awareness. While each event may vary, the impact is the same. It’s a powerful day raising awareness worldwide for our philanthropic partner.
Watch our official Stand For The Kids Video here!
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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II. Read More