On July 21, the Nashville Alumnae Chapter hosted its 48th annual Eve of Janus Ball at the Country Music Hall of Fame. More than 100 Tri Delta volunteers came together to put on the Eve of Janus Ball which is the longest running fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Begun in 1970 by Tri Delta alumnae Patsy Bradshaw, Mary Ann Chaffin and Sandra Polk, the Eve has become an important Nashville tradition and an important part of Tri Delta’s work to change the way the world treats and defeats childhood cancer. Nashville area Tri Deltas have raised more than $4.5 million to support capital and research needs for the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
The Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit works closely with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, one of a select group of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the southeast and the only one in Tennessee dedicated to providing the most promising therapies and advancing research in all types of cancer in children and adults.
The Eve of Janus Ball includes a presentation of outstanding young women, called Signs of the Times, who are selected to be honored, and young men, Marshals, who escort the Signs during the presentation. Events leading up the ball included a Patrons Party, a Signs and Marshalls Kick-Off Dinner Party, a mother-son barbecue and a mother-daughter luncheon at the Belle Meade Country Club. This year’s event honored 154 college women, welcomed almost 500 attendees and raised $150,000 for the hospital.