Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with the Board of Directors of Lifeline Canada held their annual charity event at the Granite Club in Toronto. The event named “Step to the beat and help us defeat breast cancer” was organized in aid of purchasing a specialized ultrasound machine for early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
“Every day 4 women die in Serbia due to the breast cancer, and it is mostly becouse of the lack of the equipment. It is too much for the small country like Serbia. I will never be peaceful with that in mind! Me, my Foundation, and all the Lifeline organizations fought this, and we will fight it till we win! We will fight for the life of every women in Serbia. All of you gathered here today, you know the difference between words and acts. It is on us to make the difference, to change the number. Our goal is zero lost lives due to the breast cancer in Serbia. Thank you for helping Serbia in this important mission“, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
The Canadian diaspora responded to this plea in full force and raised enough funds to purchase the very needed specialized medical equipment, during a very interesting live auction.
At the event there were also present H.E. Mr. Mihailo Papazoglu, the ambassador of Serbia to Canada, and Mr. Vasilije Petkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto.
During the visit to Toronto, Their Royal Highnesses also joined “Meet and Greet” session with University of Toronto Serbian Club together with their President Ms. Marija Petrovic and Vice President Mr. Stefan Ninkovic. On Sunday, 19 October, the Royal couple was also present at the Holy Hierarchical liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Hamilton, where His Grace Dr. Mitrophan Konica performed liturgy.
Together with Lifeline organizations worldwide, Their Royal Highnesses’ efforts and hard work continue to provide much needed help throughout Serbia and their achievements have been life changing.
Photo credit: Shanna Hunter/The Varsity, Mrs. Lily Markovic, Zoran Knezevic @ SmartBooth Images