Organising Committee of 23rd Summer Deaflympics has organised an event, April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, at Association of Children with Leukaemia and Blood Disease in Samsun (LOSAM).

Within the scope of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day, in the NADEP building of LOSAM (Association of Children with Leukaemia and Blood Disease), children with leukaemia spent an unforgettable day by playing games accompanied by live music.

Stating that we organized an event to give children who receive intensive treatment moral support, Mr. Serkan BALTACI, General Coordinator, said “April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day is presented to all the children in the world by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. We will support children receiving a treatment here not only by remembering them at April 23 Sovereignty and Children’s Day, but also will spend always more time with them. In the upcoming days, we are planning to organise a bigger event for all the children receiving a treatment throughout Samsun together with Prof. Dr. Davut Albayrak, the President of LOSAM, and want to show we are here to support them. I would like to thank all participating families, children, Prof. Dr. Davut Albayrak and our team for their support, and celebrate April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with my sincere wishes.”

Following his speech, Mr. Baltacı and Prof. Dr. Davut Albayrak chatted with children with leukaemia. They cut a cake by giving several gifts at the end of the program.


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