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Monday, July 22, 2013

Help WIM Vesna Rozic with Medical Treatment

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

Slovenia's No. 2 women's chess player, after Anna Muzychuk, is in urgent need for financial help for medical treatment. WIM Vesna Rozic (2260) has played in four European Championships and four Chess Olympiads. She has been diagnosed with metastatic peritoneal carcinoma. Vesna's treatment was initiated in Slovenia, where she has already received two cycles of systemic chemotherapy. This is not enough to cure the disease. Costly treatments are required in Germany.

Donations should be addressed to the Regional Association of the Red Cross Maribor, IBAN: SI56 0451 5000 0397 432, Ref: 50751, purpose: Vesna Rožic (Bank details: Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor, Vita Kraigherja 4, 2505 Maribor, BIC/Swift code: KBMASI2XXXX). All funds received will be reserved exclusively for the payment of expenses for Vesna's treatment in Germany. In the event that more funds than necessary will be raised the remaining money will be allocated to the development of young chess players and chess activities of the Slovenia Chess Federation. – Primoz Kokalj, Secretary of the Slovenian Chess Federation.
Also, during the visit of Minister of Sport and Youth Alisa Maric to the “Metropol Palace” hotel at the opening ceremony of the European Women's Chess Championship 2013 in Belgrade, the organising committee has decided to donate funds (Euros 1000) reserved for the traditional party for the participants and organisers the night before the free day. 

Tournament director Ms. Jasna Sakotic, sent a letter of support to Vesna on behalf of the organiser:

Dear Vesna,

When the cancellation of your participation in the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship arrived, we couldn’t possibly imagine how serious the reasons were. However, if there is anything that chess has taught us, it is that we must always struggle. We are confident that you will convincingly win this most important game of your life.

The Organising Committee has decided that the funds reserved for the party on the night before the day-off should be donated for your treatment. Instead of celebrating, we will be with you in our thoughts that night, as well as all the remaining Belgrade nights during the next two weeks.

We believe in you and invite you to play your very next tournament here in Belgrade, and be our dear guest.

Best wishes,
Jasna Sakotic

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