Presidents throw their weight behind childrens cancer charity

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades and his Greek counterpart, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, attended on Monday the twinning ceremony of the Greek and Cyprus charity ‘Hope’ which helps children with cancer.“The impossible can become possible as long as you believe in it and fight,” President Anastasiades said, quoting Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis’ who was also at the ceremony at the presidential palace.Vardinoyannis, who is also an UNESCO Goodwill ambassador, is the head of the Greek ‘Hope’ foundation.Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis at the ceremony at the presidential palaceAnastasiades said his presence and that of Pavlopoulos at the ceremony marked the determination of Greece and Cyprus to fully realise the objectives of the two “Hope” organisations.“Together we will give a message of hope to all children in our (two) countries who have, or who might have the painful experience of cancer and leukaemia,” President Anastasiades said.He added that in recent years 80 per cent of childhood cancer and leukaemia cases have been cured.“I will do what I can to strengthen this effort of yours,” Pavlopoulos said, addressing the representatives of the two institutions.Vardinoyannis said that Cypriots are a people “full of tenderness and humanity”, and that it is no coincidence that Cyprus currently ranks first in the world for the number of volunteer bone marrow donors per population ratio.First Lady Andri Anastasiades, who is also honorary president of the foundation ‘Hope’ Cyprus, said that the two organisations, share the same vision, concerns and goals.The Cypriot foundation provides financial and psychological support to children and their families, as well as free accommodation in hostels for families of children who are hospitalised.The Greek foundation introduced in Greece bone marrow transplant units for children with cancer, leukaemia and other conditions, built a paediatric oncology hospital, and offers free accommodation to families of children who travel to Athens for treatments.The Greek president, who arrived at on the island on Monday especially for the ceremony, is to depart later in the day.Before his departure, Pavlopoulos is to be declared an honorary citizen of the Morphou municipality.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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