Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was adopted as one of AEPhi’s national philanthropies in 2000. The Foundation was founded in 1988 by AEΦ Alumna Elizabeth Meyer Glaser and her two close friends AEΦ alumna Susie Bernstein Zeegen (Xi Chapter, University of Southern California) and Susan DeLaurentis, shortly after Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, discovered that she, along with their two children Ariel and Jake, were infected with the AIDS virus as a result of a blood transfusion. We are proud to support this foundation.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.
Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation provides financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer, as well as childhood cancer research grants. We have loved getting involved with B+. In 2013, we adopted an "honorary" member to AEPhi, Lisa Marie. For two years, we made the most special memories with her, her siblings, and the rest of her family. In October 2015, Lisa lost her battle to brain cancer, however, she will remain our B+ Hero, and our sister, forever. We continue to include Lisa Marie's family in activities at the house, and strive to support the B+ Foundation more with time. This spring, our event called, "Ice Cream for Breakfast" will benefit the B+ Foundation. In addition, we will have a brick engraved with Lisa Marie's name at Give Kids the World, an incredible organization that Lisa never had the opportunity to be a part of.