HRH Crown Princess Katherine hosts Ladies’ Morning Coffee and Discussion for breast cancer awareness
Published: 2013 / 10 / 14
Owing that October is the international month against breast cancer, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine hosted today at the Royal Palace a Coffee Morning and Discussion devoted to breast cancer awareness. This unique event, part of “Be aware and show that you care” Campaign run by HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation was attended by lady ambassadors and the wives of the ambassadors to Serbia, wives of Serbian Government members, cancer survivors, representatives of the International Women’s Club, “First Women’s Club” Association, successful business women as well as the ladies from international organizations in Serbia.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine Humanitarian Foundation is joining again this year the annual international cancer campaign to increases awareness on breast cancer in Serbia and to raise funds for prevention, diagnosis, and buying of equipment tor treatment of this disease.
Ladies’ Morning Coffee and Discussion was attended by Mrs. Slobodanka Bacevic, wife of Minister of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning, Mrs. Natasa Vulin, wife of Minister for Kosovo and Metohija, Mrs. Ana Ruzic, wife of Minister responsible for European integration, Mrs. Beatrice Mandl-Grozdanic, vice president of International Women’s Club, Mrs. Judite Reichenberg, Country representative of UNICEF. The Ladies morning coffee was also graced by the presence of Lady Ambassadors to Serbia: H.E. Mrs. Nafsika Krousti, Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India, as well as Ms. Carmita Auria Vegas de Spalajkovic Honorary Consul of Ecuador, Mrs. Verica Milakovic Honorary Consul of Philippines, Mrs. Ann Pesic, Honorary Consul of Republic of Ireland. Their Excellences Ambassadors to Serbia spouses also graced this event with their presence: Mrs. Kuyenga Eugenia Serao, Angola’s Ambassador wife, Mrs. Stela Markotic, Croatia Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Oksana Smerechuk, Canada Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Alexandra Molden, French Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Zahra Fahim Pour, Iran’s Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Young-soon Kwon, Korea Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Vesna Jovovic Montenegro Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Tun Saw Kay, Myanmar Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Odilia Dorothee Baroness van Boetzelaer, Netherlands Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Christiana Ibifuro Koko, Nigeria Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Fatima Asp Bereto, Swedish Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Azra Bozay, Turkish Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Olga Ostroverhova, Ukraine Ambassador’s wife, and Mrs. Sara Kirby, United States of America Ambassador’ s wife. There were also present Mrs. Jadranka Jovanovic, famous Serbian mezzo – soprano, Mrs. Vesna Mandic, founder of “Fabrika” fashion Agency, Mrs. Dusanka Subotic – Homen, and many other successful women.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine greeted the guests and emphasized how important it was that all the people are aware of this serious disease and constantly show their care and support to women who suffer from this disease and to their families. She said that her humanitarian Foundation will continue to provide their assistance in obtaining best medical equipment and providing training for our doctors in cooperation with best medical institutions in the world. Representatives of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine humanitarian Foundation presented their numerous activities.
Dr Snezana Mijalkovic made very interesting presentation about psychological approach to oncology patients, and problems that these women and their families are facing while fighting this disease.
Dr Ana Jovicevic, from Institute of oncology of Serbia and member of the Royal Medical Board spoke about medical aspects of breast cancer.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation expresses special thanks to companies Maruska, Jewlerty Stefanovic, AMC, Oplenac wines, Art Ival, Evexia, Yoga Association of Serbia, INN Hotel for beautiful items donated for the ruffle.