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Kos Society of South Australia donates over $500,000 to local charities

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The Kos Society of South Australia “Hippocrates” Inc. donated $568,000 to local charities this week, including The Hospital Research Foundation Group (THRFG).

Kos Society of SA president, Mr Theodoros Nikitaras, and Honorary president, Mr Emmanuel Koutelas, said the Administrative Council had been in discussions with the THRFG chief executive Mr Paul Flynn since March this year regarding the distribution of the funds.

Earlier this year, the Kos Society of SA sold a building and reached a decision of where to distribute funding to various organizations that either helped the sick or were involved in medical research.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group will receive $400,000 to distribute to its charities and research areas: the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society, Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia, Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the Center for Creative Health, Parkinson’s SA, Australian Bragg Center for Proton Therapy.

The remaining funds of $158,000 would be shared among the following: Mary Potter Hospice Foundation, Canteen, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, St Basil’s Homes (SA) (Equipment) and the Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged.

An amount of around $320,000 would also be sent to the Greek island of Kos to be distributed to the hospital and other philanthropic organizations that helped children with health conditions.

Mr Nikitaras said the Kos Society of SA has a record of giving back to the community in the form of funding, especially if it involves health and medicine.

“We have helped many hospitals in the past – Flinders Hospital, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital and others,” Mr Nikitaras said.

THRFG Chief Executive Mr Flynn thanked the Kos Society of SA for their generous donation at a cocktail presentation last Tuesday night.

“The KOS Society of SA “Hippocrates” Inc in the true spirit of Hippocrates himself have made this very generous donation which will impact the health and well-being of our fellow South Australians,” Mr Flynn said.

“This generosity will benefit all the organizations receiving the funding.”

Mr Flynn accepted the check from Mr Nikitaras and Mr Koutelas at a cocktail party on Tuesday night which also included invited guests from Kos Society SA – Mr & Mrs John Lesses, Mr & Mrs Peter Ppiros, Mr & Mrs Stamatis Zouboulikos, Mr & Mrs Spyrios Nisyrios, Mr & Mrs Kostas Nikitaras, Mr & Mrs Theodoros Georgiou, Mr & Mrs Nikos Nisyrios, Mr & Mrs Kostas Thalassinos, Mr & Mrs George Kanelos, Mrs Erini Michailoglou, Mr & Mrs Nicholas Rossis, Mr Manos Koutelas.

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