The Eve of Janus, which raises funds for the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program, is Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital’s longest-running fundraising event. Begun in 1970 by Tri Delta Alumnae Patsy Bradshaw, Mary Ann Chaffin and Sandra Polk, The Eve has become an important Nashville tradition. Funds raised from the Eve go directly to the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic to support the program's vital contributions in research, education and patient care. Through The Eve, the Nashville Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter has contributed over three million dollars to Children's Hospital.
Due in large part to the Nashville Alumnae Chapter's efforts to raise funds to support pediatric cancer research, the Delta Delta Delta National Fraternity adopted childhood cancer as its national philanthropic project. Locally, the Tri Delta Chapter at Vanderbilt University also raises funds each year for childhood cancer through its annual Delta Underground event.
The Signs of the Times are outstanding young women who are selected to be honored during the presentation at The Eve of Janus Ball. This tradition remained unchanged for thirty-seven years. However, in 2003 outstanding young men were selected and honored as well. The young men, known as Marshals, act as escorts for the Signs during their presentation. The Nashville Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter is delighted that these exceptional young women and men have accepted the invitation to be recognized and to be supportive of the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility offering comprehensive treatment to children with cancer and blood diseases. The emphasis is on family-centered, exceptional patient care and on “transnational research,” where innovative therapies are rapidly brought to the bedside.
For more information and to find out how you can help, call Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Development office at 615-322-7450.