King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended the opening of the King Hussein Cancer center (KHCC) on Monday.
Funds raised at the event will support the completion of a new state-of-the-art facility to complement the existing centre and absorb the increase in demand for cancer care in the region.
The new facility will consist of two buildings: One for diagnosis, treatment and inpatient beds, and the other housing outpatient clinics.
Many cancer survivors who had been treated at the KHCC 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 the KHCC, patients have a great chance of survival.
HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the KHCF board of trustees, said: “We are honoured to have with us tonight His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah who 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 Centre and its patients.”