FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE RECOGNIZES WITH ITS SOCIAL AWARDS THE CAREER OF PLÁCIDO DOMINGO AND THE IMPORTANT WORK CONDUCTED BY THREE EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY

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FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE has announced its 2014 Social Awards. These international prizes recognize people and institutions that have made outstanding contributions for the benefit of society in the scientific, cultural and social fields.

The prize money for each of these awards is 30,000 euros and they will be given on Thursday, June 18 at a ceremony chaired by Her Majesty Queen Sofía to be held at the Casino of Madrid.

This year there were over 450 nominations from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Of these, the following won awards:

Plácido Domingo: “José Manuel Martínez Lifetime Achievement Award”

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE has awarded this prize to Plácido Domingo (Madrid, 1941), the Spanish tenor, orchestra conductor, producer and composer, in recognition of “a fruitful and exemplary career at the service of society and people”.

“Comprehensive health care program in the Pilkhana neighborhood in Calcutta” of the Colores de Calcuta Foundation: “Award for the Best Social Action Initiative”

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE has awarded this recognition to the Colores de Calcuta Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Madrid. The award recognizes the merits of a person or organization that performs an outstanding and effective social action for the benefit of the most disadvantaged people.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (United Kingdom): “Award for the Best Health Promotion Initiative”

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE has awarded this prize, which recognizes the significant contribution of an organization to the promotion of health and the improvement of the quality of life, to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a UK-based organization devoted to researching and preventing cardiovascular diseases that in recent years has saved the lives of many young people who could have suffered an episode of sudden cardiac death.

“Youth Capacity Development Programme”, by YOURS (Youth for Road Safety): “Award for the Best Road Prevention and Safety Initiative”

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE has awarded this prize, which recognizes the relevant contribution made by an organization to the prevention and reduction of traffic accidents, to YOURS (Youth for Road Safety), an organization based in Holland.

For more information: www.fundacionmapfre.org

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