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CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION AND PROJECT C.U.R.E. FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE HELP OF SERBIA

10 August 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States, 9 August 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were hosted by Project C.U.R.E. at the Drake Hotel in Chicago for a fundraising event to raise awareness of global healthcare needs and supported the delivery of life-saving medical supplies and equipment to medical professionals, and patients under their care, in Serbia.

Thanks to cooperation with Project C.U.R.E, Crown Princess Katherine Foundation will provide sterilization medical equipment worth US $ 1,400,000 in the upcoming period, all over Serbia, to the hospitals in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin and Kraljevo.

"We are thrilled to host HRH Princess Katherine for this special evening. The funds raised will improve health and save lives in Serbia through the delivery of medical supplies and equipment. Together, we are changing the world!", said Dr. Douglas Jackson, president and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E. has operated a distribution center in Chicago since 2014.

“We are honoured to work with Project C.U.R.E. in providing much needed medical supplies to the people of Serbia.  Currently, there are only 40 hospitals to serve nearly 9 million citizens.  These patients, families and children need our help to receive access to healthcare and hope”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with the Project C.U.R.E. representatives were also the guests at the luncheon hosted by Rotary Club of Chicago and the Rotary One Foundation, where they presented successful mutual cooperation and discussed the following steps in helping Serbia.

Project C.U.R.E. is an international relief organization, headquartered in Denver, Colorado with 20 distribution and collection centers across the United States of America, and is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies. Since 1987, they have delivered more than $550 million worth of in-kind donations and medical program services benefitting impoverished people living in 134 countries.

 

CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE DELIVERS TWO PATIENT MONITORS WORTH 21,000 DOLLARS TO THE CLINIC FOR NEUROSURGERY AT THE CLINICAL CENTER OF SERBIA

3 August 2017

Belgrade, 3 August 2017 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine officially handed over two patient monitors worth US $ 21,000 to the children's department of the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia, as well as the LG television to make the stay of the kids at the hospital more pleasant.

This valuable medical equipment is a donation from the Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The funds were raised at a humanitarian event in Boston thanks to the Serb families there, as well as the medical staff from the Dana Farber Institute of Boston, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The LG television is a generous gift from LG.

“The reason of my visit to the Clinic of Neurosurgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia today, is a donation of two patient monitors and one television for the children's department. This valuable donation is worth us $ 21,000. This donation is a result of fundraising at the charity dinner in Boston, which was organized with a great help of Dana Farber Children’s Cancer Institute from Boston. I thank very much for this donation to our people who live in Boston, as well as to Lifeline humanitarian organization who’s patron I am. I hope that this donation will help the children from this department. My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I will do our best to help as much as possible in the future too, especially children’s departments and children’s hospitals. Recently we delivered 3D mammography machine worth $300,000 to the Centre for Radiology at the Clinical Centre Nis, and this donation was provided in cooperation with the United States company Hologic Inc”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

Crown Princess Katherine thanked everyone who helped this significant donation and announced new deliveries of sterilization medical equipment worth US $ 1,400,000 in the upcoming period, all over Serbia.

The humanitarian delivery at the Clinical Center was also attended by Professor Dr. Milos Jokovic, director of the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia, who thanked Crown Princess Katherine and expressed their wish to continue cooperation and helping the children with cancer.

 

 

CROWN PRINCESS KATHARINE FOUNDATION AND LIFELINE CANADA HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION HELP HOME FOR ELDERLY “VOZDOVAC”

13 July 2017

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CROWN PRINCESS KATHARINE FOUNDATION AND LIFELINE CANADA HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION HELP HOME FOR ELDERLY “VOZDOVAC”

Belgrade, 23 June, 2017 – Her Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Katherine delivered a donation to the “Vozdovac” home for elderly within the Gerontology Center Belgrade. The delivery was also attended by Mr. Ivan Jezdic, manager of the “Vozdovac” Home, Mrs. Georgina Kirali, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee and her husband, Mr. Richard Sereda from Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization (http://www.lifeline-canada.org).

The funds for the purchase of 40 hospital beds, mattresses, beddings, linen, towels, food and diapers were raised at a charity event “Tea at the Tower” in Ontario, Canada.

“My husband, Crown Prince Alexander and I, are glad to help your Home as much as we can, through humanitarian events”, said Crown Princess Katherine in her address.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization, whose patron is Crown Princess Katherine, as well as with Mrs. Georgina Kiraly, the Chairman of the organizing committee and her husband, Mr. Richard Sereda. Funds raised were 18,400 euros.

CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERS 300,000 DOLLAR MAMMOGRAPHY MACHINE AND PATIENT MONITOR TO CLINICAL CENTRE NIS

13 July 2017

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CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERS 300,000 DOLLAR MAMMOGRAPHY MACHINE AND PATIENT MONITOR TO CLINICAL CENTRE NIS

Nis, Serbia, 7 July 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine delivered a 3D mammography machine worth $300,000 to the Centre for Radiology at the Clinical Centre Nis, as well as a General Electric patient monitor worth $10,000 for the Paediatric Surgery and Orthopaedics within the same Centre. The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation provided this important mammography donation in cooperation with the United States company Hologic Inc, while the patient monitor was donated by Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

During their visit to the Clinical Centre Nis, Their Royal Highnesses were accompanied by HE Mr. Kyle Scott, Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia and Mr. Momcilo Miric, a representative Hologic in Serbia.

“My Foundation donated a mobile mammography to the Clinical Centre Nis in 2009 and to this day it has examined more than 100,000 women. I am happy that the American company Hologic has realized how much my Foundation is fighting to prevent breast cancer and has donated this $300,000 mammography machine. I am certain that this machine is in the right hands and will enable you to further improve the quality of work, as well as to have a better and faster diagnosis of breast cancer. I thank once again His Excellency Mr. Scott and Mr. Miric for being with us here today. That is not all, for today we are also delivering a General Electric new patient monitor worth $10,000 to the paediatric clinic here, within the Clinical Centre, I am very grateful to the Lifeline New York for this donation”, said Crown Princess Katherine in her address.

Prof. Dr. Zoran Radovanovic, the director of the Clinical Centre Nis and Dr. Zlatko Siric, the director of the Centre for Radiology of the Clinical Centre Nis, thanked HRH Crown Princess Katherine, her foundations and Hologic for donating such an important medical machine and expressed their desire to continue successful humanitarian cooperation.

Center for palliative care in Knez selo was opened in July 2013 with support of Dr Elaine Laycock who is medical advisor of Lifeline United Kingdom, and who has been diligently working together with Princess Katherine on improving palliative care in Nis and all over Serbia for many years. Princess Katherine emphasized once more the importance of Centers for palliative care and that her Foundation will continue to improve the level of care for these patients.

The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation has been advocating breast cancer prevention since its founding. This is already the fifth mammography machine donation delivered by The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation that will improve the conditions of diagnosis and treatment of this disease in Serbia, and helping the children’s hospitals with new equipment is a priority from the very beginning of the Crown Princess Foundation’s work.

ROYAL COUPLE OPENS 8th SERBIAN DIASPORA MEDICAL CONFERENCE

22 June 2017

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ROYAL COUPLE OPENS 8th SERBIAN DIASPORA MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Belgrade, 22 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the 8th Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Belgrade.

The three-day Conference is being held under the auspices of their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, organized by the Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, with the support of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Medical Chamber of Serbia, University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine and the World Health Organization.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander greeted all present and thanked them for a great help and support to the traditional conference organized by Crown Princess Katherine and her Foundation. The official opening was attended by Dr. Meho Mahmutovic, State Secretary of the Serbian Ministry of Health, Dr. Zsofia Pusztai, Director of the World Health Organization in Serbia, Dr. Milan Dinic, director of the Medical Chamber of Serbia, Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Lalic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Mrs. Nikolina Milatovic Popovic, director of the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region, representatives of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization medical teams from the United States and Canada, members of the Royal Medical Board, as well as numerous lecturers and participants from Serbia and abroad.

In her address, HRH Crown Princess Katherine said: “It is a great pleasure to greet all our doctors and dear guests from abroad. This eighth Conference is very important as a bridge that transfers knowledge and experience from the Diaspora to Serbia. I want to thank our partners who wholeheartedly help the organization every year - the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office for Diaspora, the Medical Chamber of Serbia, the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, the Royal Medical Board, the Mayo Clinic and my Foundation. Without your help and support, this would not be possible. I hope that you will be able to share the experience you gained with your colleagues, to the benefit of patients. I wish you successful work at the Conference and I am happy to announce the next Conference for 13-15 June 2018”.

The guests were also addressed by Dr. Meho Mahmutovic, State Secretary of the Serbian Ministry of Health, Dr. Milan Dinic, director of the Medical Chamber of Serbia, Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Lalic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Zsofia Pusztai, director of the World Health Organization in Serbia and Prof. Ida Jovanovic, chief of Cardiology at University Children's Clinic in Tirsova.

The eighth "Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference" covers a wide range of fields of medicine, focusing on diabetes, haematology, gynaecology, surgery, psychiatry, cardiology, and genetics. The lecturers and moderators are the most prominent medical experts from Serbia and abroad.

The goal of the Conference, which has been held for years, is to improve the cooperation between our doctors and experts in the field of medical science from the Diaspora with institutions and individuals that represent the pillars of quality of healthcare in Serbia, as well as networking the experts in the field of health care in the Republic of Serbia with the Serbian academic community in the diaspora.

CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION ORGANIZES FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN

19 June 2017

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CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION ORGANIZES FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN

Belgrade, 19 June 2017 – The first summer camp for children with impaired hearing in Serbia was organized by the Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, the Holley Institute from Michigan United States led by Dr Daniel Megler and Mrs. Ardis Gardella, the School for hearing impaired - hard of hearing "Stefan Decanski", the organization "Young American Deaf" and the Serbian association of interpreters for hearing-impaired persons (UTLOSS), and the organization "Young American Deaf".

This is the first camp of its kind in Serbia and it was attended by 30 children. Within numerous workshops, the children had the opportunity to participate in art and drama sections, to socialize and make new acquaintances, as well as to visit Belgrade's cultural attractions.

The Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine thanks to hotels Crowne Plaza, Falkensteiner and Hyatt Regency for the catering of this summer camp.

 

HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERED NEW VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS TO HEALTH CENTER “ZABALJ”

19 June 2017

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HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERED NEW VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS TO HEALTH CENTER “ZABALJ”

Curug, June 19, 2017 – Their Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine delivered FIAT 500L to Health Center "Zabalj" for the needs of the outpost "Dr Jovan Tucakov" from Curug.

The funds for the purchase of the vehicle were donated by Mr. Zoran Curcin through the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Canada, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The vehicle FIAT 500L costs 10,110 euros.

“I am glad that today I visited Health center Curug and that we delivered the car we promised to your institution. This donation of Fiat car was provided by the Lifeline Canada humanitarian organization whose patron I am. This car is also a personal donation of Mr. Zoran Curcin from Canada. I hope this car will help you solve the problem of transportation of heavy oncology patients and dialysis patients in need of therapy and treatment. Lifeline Canada has very actively helped the projects of my Foundation for many years. I thank them in your name, too, for their help and support. My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I will continue to help your institution together with our dear friends, just as we did so far”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

The ceremony was attended by TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, Mr. Zoran Curcin, Mr. Cedomir Bozic, president of the municipality of Zabalj and Dr. Dusan Blagojevic, director of the Health Center Zabalj.

 

PRESS RELEASE - ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON

15 June 2017

ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON

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London, United Kingdom, 14 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were guests at the reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in London, on the occasion of the 180th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Serbia and the United Kingdom. Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina (the daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav) was also present.

 

A panel discussion on different diplomatic topics took place and the speakers were Dr Ognjen Pribicevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the UK, Ms Fiona McIlwham, Director for Western Balkans and Enlargement, Foreign Commonwealth Office, Sir Alexander John Randall, former MP and Special Envoy to the Mayor of London, Dr. Svetozar Rajak, Associate Professor, Department of International History, London School of Economics.

CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER CHRISTENS “QUEEN MARIA” ROWING BOAT

5 June 2017

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Belgrade, 3 June 2017 – On the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander officially launched the new eight oared boat that bears the name of his grandmother, HM Queen Maria, the first patron of the club and great Serbian benefactor.

The celebration was attended by Mr. Dusan Kovacevic, the director of the rowing club “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club, club members and numerous athletes, as well as the members of the Crown Council.

“It is nice to be with you today at the celebration of the “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club. I am proud that your best boat will bear the name of my grandmother, Queen Maria. The relationship between Karadjordjevic family and “Red Star” rowing club is strong and it will always be strong. I congratulate you on your anniversary, and I wish you good luck”, said Crown Prince Alexander.

“Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club was founded in 1922 as a rowing club “Belgrade”, and in 1945 it changed the name and became one of the five founders of the sports association “Red Star”. When Princess Maria came to Serbia to be married to King Alexander, she approached Belgrade by boat and was greeted by the rowers of the “Belgrade” rowing club. Queen Maria became the patron of the club and this tradition after many years has been continued by her grandson Crown Prince Alexander.

 

HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE THE PATRON OF THE SERBIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN LATIN DANCE

5 June 2017

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Belgrade, 4 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and TRH’s daughter Alison attended the National championship in Latin dance in BelExpo center in Belgrade. HRH Crown Princess Katherine is the main patron of this competition, and HRH Crown Prince Alexander presented awards to winners in senior competition.

“It is my great honor and pleasure to attend one of the largest competitions in our country – the National championship in Latin dance. I am very glad to see that dance tradition is cherished in our country, as well as elegance that has always been synonymous with great palace balls. I am glad to have the opportunity to support the enthusiasm of all these young people people and i wish to single out Mr. Ivan Mileusnic whose “Dare to dance” dance club is the organizer of this great competition. His love of dance will be felt by everyone here tonight“, said Crown Princess Katherine in her speech.

In the qualifying tournament and the National championship there were more than 200 dance pairs in the older categories, while the youngest categories involved about 600 children aged 7 to 11 years. Winners were selected in the categories of Youth, Older youth and Senior.

The organizers of the championship are dance club “Dare to Dance“, Dance Association of Serbia and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. All the participants and attendees had the opportunity to freshen up with “Bean and Leaf“ coffee.