Campaign events

Campaign events

5th President's Centennial Dinner

5th President's Centennial Dinner

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Liverpool, UK

The 5th President’s Centennial Dinner took place at Liverpool Cathedral, on Tuesday, 25 October. Over 170 Union supporters gathered to celebrate its 96-year history and appreciate the classic beauty of the Cathedral.

Union President Dr E Jane Carter and Executive Director Jose L Castro greeted the guests as they arrived. Attendees included Ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs) from 13 countries, doctors, nurses and researchers at the heart of the fight against tuberculosis and lung disease, and partner organisation representatives and friends of The Union. 

Canon Richard White, a clergy member of Liverpool Cathedral, welcomed guests to the venue and introduced José Luis Castro, Executive Director of The Union, who spoke about the history of The Union and the longevity of the organisation.

“It was 96 years ago that The Union was established as an organisation and since that time The Union has built friendships in hundreds of countries,” he said. “Supporting the Centennial Campaign helps us to ensure that The Union remains an independent health organisation.”

The Rt Hon Nick Herbert, MP, delivered a rousing speech, calling for more political champions to get involved and bring high-level attention to the TB epidemic – a curable and treatable disease.

Guests then dined under the spectacular stone buttresses of the cathedral, entertained by music from French singer, actress and philanthropist Cylia.

The President’s Centennial Dinner is the premiere fundraising event for The Union’s Centennial Campaign. Held each year in conjunction with The Union World Conference on Lung Health, the dinners have raised more than one million dollars to date.

The 6th President’s Centennial Dinner will be held on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico during the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.