Centennial Dinner

Guadalajara Hosts the 6th President’s Centennial Dinner

The 6th President’s Centennial Dinner took place at Hospicio Cabañas on Tuesday, 10 October. Close to 150 Union supporters gathered to celebrate its 97-year history and to admire the beauty and grandeur of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Famous for its murals by renowned artist, José Clemente Orozco, Hospicio Cabañas has been a hospice, an orphanage, a school and now a museum.

Guests of the Centennial Dinner included Members of Parliament from around the world, doctors, nurses and researchers at the heart of the fight against TB and lung disease, and partner organisation representatives and friends of The Union.

Resilience is drafted into The Union’s DNA. We have proven we have the strength to win these battles. Our resilience is why we have survived for nearly 100 years.

José Luis Castro
Executive Director

José Luis Castro spoke about the history of The Union and the resilience of the organisation, highlighting the people whose work now so greatly honours the intentions of the founders.

Dr Chakaya thanked guests for being “part of The Union family”, saying of the challenges ahead for the TB and lung health community that “we are not close to where we want to be, but we have the opportunity to make a difference.”

The President’s Centennial Dinner raises funds 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 US dollars to date.