US Marines visit children with leukemia
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsOn Feb. 14 four U.S. Marines and several U.S. Embassy staff took part in the annual “Toys for Tots” event at the LÖSEV (Foundation for Children with Leukemia) school, meeting around 60 preschool and elementary school students.
As a part of the program every year, U.S. Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara visit children at the LÖSEV School, donating toys and sharing time with them to show their support to the prosperity of children with leukemia in Turkey.
During this year’s event, the LÖSEV School Coordinator gave information to the marines and U.S. Embassy staff about the children and LÖSEV’s activities in supporting children with leukemia. Afterwards, the visitors toured the school before coming together with the children to present their gifts and play with them.
“Toys for Tots” was initiated in 1947 and aims to show U.S. Marines’ support to children fighting against poverty and diseases across the world. As a part of the program, U.S. Marines have been visiting the LÖSEV School since January 2011.