Eve of Janus
The Eve of Janus is the longest-running fundraising event for Children's Hospital. Begun in 1970, it has become an important Nashville tradition. Funds raised during the event have gone directly to the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital to support the program's vital contributions to research, training and patient care.
In 2011, the Eve of Janus announced the Tri Delta Pediatric Cancer Endowed Research Fund. The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta has given more than $4 million to Children's Hospital and the fund.
The Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility that offers comprehensive treatment to children with cancer and blood diseases. The clinic provides family-centered, exceptional patient care and translational research, where providers bring new therapies to patients' bedsides.
Although cure rates have risen, the incidences of cancer continue to rise, especially in adolescents.
- More than 12,500 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
- In the past 20 years, the cure rate for childhood cancers has more than doubled, from approximately 30 to 80 percent.
- Despite these advances, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, after trauma.
The Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic works closely with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. We are one of a select group of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the Southeast and the only one in Tennessee that provides the most promising therapies and research in all types of cancer in children and adults.
You can support the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic and our patients by calling the Children’s Hospital Development office at (615) 936-1627.