On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 United States Senator from Tennessee the Hon Bob Corker visited the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) along with Her Excellency Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard where they were welcomed by CCCL Chairman (2005- 2009) and Executive Committee member Mr. Salim Zeenni, CCCL General Manager Mrs. Hana Chaar Choueib, and CCCL Medical Director and AUBMC Chief of Staff Dr. Hassan El Solh.
During their visit, the delegation toured the busy CCCL outpatient facility greeting children and their parents; where Dr. Solh explained the CCCL’s latest treatment protocols and the close relationship with SJCRH, leading to an average cure rate of 80%.
Being dependent on donations, Mrs. Choueib gave an overview of the CCCL’s fundraising and legacy programs; as well as plans commemorating the center’s 15th anniversary.
Before visiting the inpatient facility, the delegation paused at the memoriam of SJCRH Founder Danny Thomas where Mr. Zeenni highlighted the CCCL’s inauguration, history and relationship with SJCRH.
At the inpatient facility, young patients welcomed the delegation at the playroom where an exciting game of UNO was in play.
Ending the visit, Senator Bob Corker and Ambassador Elizabeth Richard each left a message in the CCCL’s Golden Book and expressed their admiration to everyone at the CCCL for their efforts in saving lives and celebrating hope.