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Queen attends King Hussein Cancer Foundation fundraiser

Princess Ghida expresses gratitude to Their Majesties, supporters

By JT - Sep 14,2017 - Last updated at Sep 14,2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania attends the Hope Gala fundraising event, organised by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre to mark the opening of the centre’s new buildings on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the Hope Gala fundraising event, organised by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre (KHCF/KHCC) to mark the opening of the centre’s new buildings.

The event was also attended by HRH Prince Talal Bin Muhammad, special adviser to His Majesty and HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the KHCC/KHCF, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.

In her opening speech, Princess Ghida expressed her gratitude to the King and Queen for their continuous support of the foundation and centre.  

“The story of the King Hussein Cancer Centre is a humanitarian story. It is the story of a man who dreamed of establishing a state-of-the-art hospital that would give Jordanians and Arabs a real chance at surviving cancer,” the princess said. 

“This man lived for and by his people. This man is His Majesty King Hussein Bin Talal, God rest his soul, who unfortunately did not live to see the centre that bears his name. Nonetheless, it was his dream that became the mission of His Majesty King Abdullah II, who oversaw the centre’s transition into a centre of excellence, in fulfillment of his father’s vision”. 

Princess Ghida also expressed her appreciation for the many loyal supporters of the KHCF for their generous donations every year.  

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