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A special dinner of Love for "ELPIDA"

The President of the Association of Friends of Children with Cancer "ELPIDA", Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, together with her husband, Vardis Vardinoyannis, and Association Board members and friends organised a special dinner for "ELPIDA" on Valentine’s Day.

They met in the evening on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, renewing their commitment to stand alongside children who are ill and their families.

The dinner was held in the Baraonda Music Hall, with all proceeds going to support the work carried out by "ELPIDA Youth", whose members are young members of the Association.

Some 400 guests enjoyed the evening’s fine dining, complemented by works of two great Greek composers, George Hatzinasiou and George Theofanous, who were joined by six talented performers: Zoe Papadopoulou, Panagiotis Rafailides, Vallia Sommaraki, Antonis Fokas, Foti Papazisis and Mary Stefanakidi.

There were two surprises: Natasha Theodoridou performed some of her best-known songs, written by George Theofanous, and Sakis Rouvas also performed a George Theofanous song, dedicating it to his partner, Katia Zygouli, who was at the dinner.

"ELPIDA" thanks the following sponsors of the event:

Vlassis Stathokostopoulos for providing the venue.

Alexander Prinos and the Centers for Scientific Medicine and Aesthetics Medi Prinos

Koklonis Group

Studio 7 for the beautiful flower arrangements

The Fresh pastry shop for the wonderful sweets offered to guests

Mr and Mrs Claus Savrami for fantastic decoration.

F B M Anagenessis Personal Clinic for its cosmetic gifts.

The event was organised by Georgina Ellina, Alina Amines, Afroditi Plakiotakis, Rita Pikrou Moraitaki, Athanasia Marinakis and Sophia Kousta.

The dinner was attended by many representatives of the political, diplomatic, business, artistic and publishing circles and many members of the Friends of Children Association of Cancer "ELPIDA" including: The leader of the Democratic coalition, Mrs Gennimata, and her husband, Andreas Tsiounis; the Chief the Center Union, Vassilis Leventis and his wife Natasha; Vice President of New Democracy, Adonis Georgiadis and Eugenia Manolidou; Deputy Foreign Minister, Ioannis Amanatidis and his wife Stamatia; MP Olga Kefalogianni; US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt and his wife Mary; Chief of Defence Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis and his wife Despina; University of Athens Rector, Thanos Dimopoulos and his wife Dora; George J. Vardinoyannis; Professor Christos Zerefos and his wife Effie;Dimitra Sigala; President of the Greek Olympic Committee Spyros Kapralos; Amalia Vardinoyannis; Irene Ntaifas; Antonis Lymperis and his wife Elena, and "ELPIDA" directors Melina Daskalaki, Ino Konstantopoulou Eleni Samaras Konstantakatou, Katy Metaxotou, Vicky Philipou, Ketta Philippidou Christina Tsatsaki, and many others.