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Marianna V. Vardinoyannis

Hope (elpida in Greek) is a very powerful word.  A very fundamental concept.  It exudes optimism and consolation, aspiration and expectation, positive thinking as regards the present and the future.  If we chose to give the name “ELPIDA” to our Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, it was precisely because we wanted to convey the message that science and social interest can enhance and change the lives of sick children and fill them with hope for the future.

Twenty years after “ELPIDA” was founded, we are in the fortunate position of being able to state with certainty that this hope has become a happy reality for hundreds of children.  It has become new life.  A hopeful life.  And that the word “hope” has become for our Association an even more powerful concept since it incorporates humanity, solidarity, generosity, hard work and selfless contribution, since its message encompasses social mobilization.

All the members of the Association have undertaken a single commitment: that in a changing world, in the new Europe that is being born, the hope for a better life for sick children will always remain alive.  Hope for life.  Stand for life.  Act for life.

 

Marianna V. Vardinoyannis
UNESCO Good Will Ambassador
President of the "ELPIDA" Association

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Mikis Theorodakis - Stefanos Korkolis for the children of "ELPIDA"

An event which combines culture, art and humor at the foot of the Acropolis: renowned international pianist and composer Stefanos Korkolis, collaborates with Maria Farantouri and Sofia Manousaki to take us on a musical journey, the work of Greece’s famous composer Mikis Theodorakis...all for the children of "ELPIDA"...

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The Doukas School supports the "ELPIDA" Association

Children from all over Greece who excelled in the National Student Competition 'LYSIAS' 2017 were honoured by the President of the Association of Friends of Children with cancer “ELPIDA”, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis on Friday, July 7, 2017...

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"ELPIDA" honors Mr George Stamas, Chairman of the "Hellenic Initiative"

The Association of Friends of Children with Cancer "ELPIDA" has honored the George Stamas, Founder and President of the Hellenic Initiative Organization, George Stamas and his wife Georgina, as an important new allies in the battle against childhood cancer...

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IASO supports the "Vision of Hope Association"

Athens’ IASO General Maternity and Gynecology Clinic has established a new IASO Bone Marrow Donor Volunteer Center. The new collaboration between the clinic and the "Vision of Hope Association" was announced on Tuesday, June 20, 2017...

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ELPIDA Scholarships

Within the framework of the multi-faceted support provided by the “ELPIDA” Association to children with neoplastic diseases and in collaboration with educational groups, we have procured two very important offers for our children...

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Announcement

The "ELPIDA" Association of Friends of Children with Cancer is moving its offices temporarily. For your convenience we may be reached at the following phone numbers...

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