RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF "BIG HEART" HUMANITARIAN ACTION AT
THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade, 24 December 2008. – Under the patronage of HRH
Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, a reception took place last night at
the White Palace in honour of the humanitarian action Big Heart which will
collect founds for purchasing necessary equipment for newly the opened
Department for Congenital Heart Disease of children and adults at the
University Children’s Hospital in Tirsova, Belgrade.
Due to previously accepted obligations abroad Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were not able
to attend the event, on their behalf guest were welcomed by Mr. Dusan Babac,
member of the Privy Council.
In his welcoming speech Mr. Dusan Babac pointed out: It
is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you all on behalf of
Their Royal Highnesses. I am very glad that after the successful completion
of the first part of the project “Big Heart” where we helped people with
special needs, we will continue helping people in need by purchasing
necessary equipment for the newly opened department for Congenital Heart
Disease in Tirsova Hospital. This is the first department in our country
which specializes in the recovery of patients that are suffering from
congenital heart problems and due to that it is very important to equip it
as best as possible”.
Following Mr. Dusan Babac’s ,Prof Dr. Ida Jovanovic the
head of the Paediatric Department in the Hospital in Tirsova pointed out the
importance of this Department for patients with congenital heart disease,
since the unit is unique in Serbia.
This humanitarian action was marketed the launching of a
music video with the song “God Grant” performed by Ivan Plavsic in
cooperation with music group Zana. The video, directed by Mr. Dejan
Milicevic will demonstrate this effort in order to inspire people to
contribute to this cause by sending SMS to numbers 064/1051, 065/1051 and
At this reception, Mr. Ivan Plavsic, the author of the
project delivered golden special golden coins to the friends of the action.
The Department for Congenital Heart Diseases for children
and adults at University Children’s Hospital in Tirsova was opened on 9th
December 2008 on the initiative and with great endeavours of the HRH Crown
Princess Katherine Foundation, Prof. Dr. Afksendios Kalangos, Head of
Cardiovascular surgery at the University Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland in
cooperation with the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of the Clinical
Centre of Serbia and University Children’s Clinic in Tirsova.
We would like to thank all companies and individuals that
supported the action Big Heart, among whom are: Alma Quattro, DPC, Art
foundry VOZDOVAC, S Media, newspapers ALO, Press Publishing Group, Magazine
Gloria, TV Kopernikus, Musical Production Melos Markediig, Roadstar radio,
Fashion House MONA, Naxi Radio, Nostalgie Radio, Sava Insurance, Magazine
Svet , TV Svet Plus, PGP-RTS and many others.