HRH Prince Talal Attends 2012 KHCC Hope Gala


Amman, June 2012 -Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad attended King Hussein Cancer Foundation Hope Gala dinner Monday evening. The Hope Gala aims to raise funds for the new King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) expansion, a new state-of-the-art facility to complement the existing center and absorb the increasing numbers of cancer patients seeking treatment at KHCC from Jordan and the Arab world.

At three times the size of the existing Center, the expansion will be located across from it and will double KHCC’s capacity. Equipped with the latest medical technology used in cancer treatment, the larger space is also designed to absorb extra numbers of outpatients and guarantee maximum patient comfort. Furthermore, the expansion will reduce the number of patients on the KHCC waiting list, so as not to deprive patients of their right to get a real chance for a cure.

Over 700 guests attended the Hope Gala in support of KHCF and KHCC. Many cancer survivors who had been treated at KHCC also attended the gala, sending a message of hope to all cancer patients that a cancer diagnosis does not mean death and that with modern comprehensive treatment, such as that offered by KHCC; patients have a great chance of survival. The survivors also got the chance to pose for a commemorative photo with HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad.

During her speech at the event, Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of KHCF Board of Trustees, expressed her gratitude for Their Majesties’ support of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation & Center saying, “Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah have been the patients’ champions from day one. Many cancer patients would not be with us today, were it not for Their Majesties’ unconditional leadership and support of the King Hussein Cancer Center and its patients.”

Princess Ghida also added “We are so lucky to have the King Hussein Cancer Center, which not only provides top-quality cancer treatment on par with the best cancer centers in the world, but gives our patients the chance to receive treatment in their homeland, surrounded by friends and family, and cared by physicians and nurses who speak the same language and truly understand them. All of this, at only a third of the cost of what you would typically pay for cancer treatment in the Western World.”

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