At the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Centre “The Centre of the Future” the 8th Day of Connections – the Horizon 2020 and a Ball were organised. At this event, in his talk, the director of the Institute of Paediatrics, the academician Prof. György Balla MD, referred to the outstanding donations received from our Foundation, which highly assisted the establishment of diagnoses and treatments. In the recent years we provided a support amounting to over 120 million forints to the clinics of the University of Debrecen. Members of the parliament, the representatives of the embassies in Hungary, politicians and the media, and in great numbers directors and physicians from different hospitals and clinics were also present at the reception held on the occasion of the Day of Connections. In his speech, Mr. István Balogh told that the Foundation functioning for over one and a half decades had provided every kind of assistance to children suffering from cancer and to the institutes striving for curing them. He explained that the work of the Foundation is recognised not merely in Hungary, or Europe but also in the United States of America. In the recent past, we have reached an agreement on cooperation with the Hungarian Medical Association of America, under which our Foundation will grant a scholarship-support for the continuing education of two Hungarian physicians in the US to ensure more effective healing of the children. The members of the Medical Association have undertaken to participate in a medical consultation upon our request to give directions and help the Hungarian physicians’ work.
Utilising the experiences gained during the past fifteen years we have also been able to take a significant role in the work of the ECPC (European Cancer Patient Coalition), so providing further assistance to improve the recovery statistics of children with cancer.