Athens, 9 September 2020
The President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Beneficence on UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis.
The President of the Republic delivered the following address:
Marianna Vardinoyannis had the opportunity in her life to make safer and more personal choices. However, she chose the path of giving, focusing initially on children, and then on the crucial matter of human rights. I would like, in particular, to underscore her work with the ELPIDA Foundation for children’s cancer, which has already been operating for 30 years.