Visit by the AEK Basketball team to the "Marianna V. Vardinoyannis-ELPIDA" Children's Oncology Unit
On Wednesday 28 December 2011 a delegation of the AEK basketball team visited the children who are undergoing treatment at the "Marianna V. Vardinoyannis-ELPIDA" Children's Oncology Unit to wish them "Happy Holidays" and "A speedy recovery".
Fotis Vassilopoulos, Dimitris Despos, Stavros Kokkinopoulos, Nikos Kourtis, Thanassis Magonis, Antonis Mantzaris, Leonidas Magoulas, Petros Noeas, Angelos Siamandouras, Vangelis Skavos, Vangelis Tzolos, Alexis Faleskas and Babis Fotitzoglou, big names in Greek basketball and popular AEK players were these to cheer the children up with warm smiles and presents.
The players were accompanied by their coaches Dimitris Liogas and Kostas Zervas as well as by equipment manager Vassilis Dervenis.
The President of the "ELPIDA" Association of Friends of Children with Cancer Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis and the Administrative Director of the "Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital Dr. Emmanouil Papasavvas were there to greet them and show them around the wards and areas of the Oncology Unit where they spent a long time with the children, giving them autographs and presents.
Mrs. Vardinoyannis thanked and congratulated the AEK players for the example of social sensitivity they are giving by this visit of theirs and wished them a "Happy New Year", full of health, personal and family happiness and many successes in their endeavors.
Before they left the visitors decorated the "Wishing Tree" which towers in the hospital's reception area, with their wishes.