CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE RECEIVES GEORGE
“BEST” COSTACOS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES
Athens, 10 December 2009 - Her Royal Highness
Crown Princess Katherine received tonight the first annual Award
of George “Best” Costacos Cultural and Cancer Research
Foundation for significant philanthropic activities at the
National Historical Museum (an old Parliament building) in
Athens. At the same ceremony, choreographer Maria Hors was
awarded for her contributions to the arts.
The George “Best” Costacos Cultural and
Cancer Research Foundation was founded last year to honour the
life, work and philanthropic spirit of the late Broadway singer
and actor George “Best” Costacos, who died at the age of 43 from
a brain tumour. Besides his artistic accomplishments, the late
George Costacos is remembered for his support to young artists
and researchers in the field of cancer.
This year, the George “Best” Costacos
Cultural and Cancer Research Foundation Award was given for the
first time, and the Foundation intents to make this a
traditional event which will honour distinguished individuals in
the arts, science and philanthropy.
This outstanding ceremony in Athens was very
well attended by representatives of Greek public and cultural
life, and many of George Costacos friends and admirers from
Greece and United States of America.