Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine are visiting Pittsburgh and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, in order to recognize the contributions of Serbian community leaders and organizations, as well as leading United States nonprofit organizations, such as Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, who are committed to organizing and supporting relief efforts that reduce and relieve the suffering of the most disadvantaged and underserved populations in Serbia.
During their visit, Their Royal Highnesses attended a reception in Johnstown, hosted by The Circle of Serbian Sisters Organization at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, in conjunction with the Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, as well as Pittsburgh, hosted by Lifeline Humanitarian Pittsburgh/Tri-State Committee. Mr. Frank J. Janakovic, the Mayor of the city of Johnstown, proclaimed April 20 to be Serbian day in their community and welcomed Their Royal Highnesses to Johnstown. During their visit to Pittsburgh, TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were hosted by the Serb National Federation, as well as at American Serb Club.
During this visit to the United States, the Royal couple will also attend many other receptions and fundraising events to raise awareness and gain support for the ongoing medical and humanitarian needs of the Serbian people.
The Royal Visit to the Pittsburgh/Tri-State region is managed by the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization – Chicago, whose patron is Crown Princess and the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation. The Chicago Office of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization supports the work of HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia. Lifeline Chicago is a United States registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Lifeline was founded by Princess Katherine in Chicago in 1993 in order to provide critically needed humanitarian aid to the neediest people of Serbia. Lifeline’s goal is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, and the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities in the country.