ATHENS – Lifeline Hellas Humanitarian Organization organized a humanitarian dinner on March 30 under the auspices and in the presence of Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, as well as Sissy Pavlopoulou- wife of the President of the Hellenic Republic, and Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, at the Athens Club to support the state hospitals in Greece.
Lifeline President Dr. Zisis Boukouvalas and the Serbian royalty honored the sponsors and especially Dr. Douglas Jackson, President of the Project Cure Foundation, USA, who visited Greece for second time to help the state hospitals. The total donation of Project Cure to Greece through Lifeline Hellas was medical equipment worth $1,000,000 thanks to the donation of the transportation by Gianna Aggelopoulou and Mrs. Alexandra Martinou.
The attendees were notably moved by Princess Katherine, who honored Dr. Jackson for his great contribution along with the Board of Lifeline Hellas and Bodossakis Foundation, which contributed to distributing donations. Finally, she praised the philanthropic work of the philanthropist Dr. Afksendyios Kalangos, who was present with his wife, Natalia. He has donated thousands of free heart surgeries to children all over the world.
Dr. Jackson mentioned the needs that exist and clarified that the purpose, success and happiness of life is to contribute to our fellow humans in need. Dr. Jackson together with Princess Katherine, the Board of Lifeline Hellas and the Bodossakis Foundation visited the Aretaieio, Agios Savvas, Universital Hospital of Patras, Thriasio and Asylo Aniaton hospitals in order to support them.
The Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Elena Venizelou Hospital, Dr. Margarita Tzaki and the Head of Children’s Hospital of Penteli, Evangelos Trigonis, gave thanks for the donation of the medical equipment worth $500,000 that will be received this month by Lifeline and Project Cure.
The Children’s Hospital P & A Kyriakou has already received the donation of $500,000 medical equipment, the transfer of the container was offered by Alexandra Martinou.
During the event, Alexia Stella Mantzari along with her company AS Marine, offered the donation of the transportation of a container with medical equipment from the United States to Greece, donation of the Project Cure for the Greek hospitals. Also the transfer of another container to Greece from the United States was donated by Dr. Boukouvalas and his wife, Dr. Alkistis Prinou Boukouvalas, to which Chris Dimou, Dora Oikonomidou, Despina Portokali, in the memory of Dr. Nikolaos Exarchos, Director of Evaggelismos, and other anonymous donors.
The attendees enjoyed the decorations offered by Emi Tricardos as always. Also, the choir of Saint George Karyki and the baritone Nikos Karagiaouris, who sang the hymns of the Holy Days, created euphoria to the audience. The attendees received gifts from Molton Brown.
The event was attended by Princess Katherine’s son David Andrews and his spouse, Dr. Angie Margariti Andrews, along with the princess’ sister Betty Roumeliotis. Lifeline’s Honorary President Ioannis Tricardos and Board Members Dr. Alkistis Prinou Boukouvalas, Yannis Sahinis, Roi Kostantas, Nassia Papamanolis, and Dr. Fofi Kamposiora, as were Geli Angelopoulos, Liza Evert, Maria Doxiadis, Irene Daifa, Irini Vassilopoulou, Litsa Panagiotopoulos, Alexia Stella Mantzari, among others.