14/9/2017: Deputizing for King Abdullah II, Queen Rania attended the Hope Gala fundraising event, organized by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center to mark the opening of the center’s new buildings.
The event was also attended by Prince Talal bin Muhammad and Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the KHCC/KHCF. In her opening speech, Princess Ghida expressed her gratitude to the King and Queen for their continuous support of the foundation and center.
“The story of the King Hussein Cancer Center 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,” Her Royal Highness 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 center that bears his name. Nonetheless, it was his dream that became the mission of His Majesty King Abdullah II, who oversaw the center’s transition into a center 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. (x)