HUMANITARIAN EVENT IN CHICAGO
Chicago, Belgrade 2 October 2006 - Their Royal Highnesses
Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended a successful
humanitarian Dinner at the Chicago Athletic Club on Saturday. This wonderful
and successful charity event organized by the Chicago office of Lifeline
Humanitarian is in continuation of humanitarian endeavours of Their Royal
Highnesses, who were warmly welcomed by the guests of the dinner.
More than 200 people attended the humanitarian Dinner in
the presence of Their Royal Highnesses at the Chicago Athletic Club in aid
of medical supplies and equipment for the hospitals of Serbia.
Mr Desko Nikitovic Consul General of Serbia in Chicago
introduced Their Royal Highnesses with warm welcoming words, calling HRH
Crown Princess Katherine - the Princess of Compassion, after which she
greeted the guests:
"I am very happy and thankful to all of you, lovely
people who came here tonight to support the humanitarian efforts of Lifeline",
said HRH Crown Princess Katherine addressing the guests. "The people and
children of Serbia are continuing facing lack of basic medical supplies and
unfortunately there is also a tremendous shortage of medical equipment. Your
help and generosity would be highly appreciated by the people of my country.
We came to this world to give. Life is a mission of giving hope. Through the
work of Lifeline we are building bridges of hope for those in need", said
Her Royal Highness to the friends and supporters who came last night to the
Chicago Athletic Club.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II also
addressed the guests of the humanitarian Dinner and thanked them for their
"As a person who used to live in Chicago, I have to say
that this is a very emotional evening for me. It is a pleasure to see old
and new friends here this evening who have come and to join us in helping
the people and children of Serbia. I also know that there are a lot of
people who could not be here with us tonight, but are willing to support our
humanitarian endeavours and I thank them for that. Chicago and Belgrade are
sister cities and can help each other. Our Diaspora is a bridge that
connects our two cities and our two countries. Together we can help in
building better and stronger bridges. Thank you for your great work", said
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II in his speech.
Their Royal Highnesses are continuing their visit to the
United States of America with a trip to Merrillville, Indiana.