Yet again, Queen Sofia presided the prize-giving ceremony of our Awards held at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. The winners, all examples of generosity and dedication to others, were grateful for the awards at this emotional ceremony.
The annual Fundación MAPFRE Awards for 2015 have been presented and we would like to introduce the winners; men, women and organizations who all work to improve people's lives and contribute to making the world a better place.We thank them all for their dedication and commitment.
The jury's decision for each award will be notified to the participants and made public through our website, social networks and the media. The awards are presented at a public ceremony held in June each year.
The 2016 winners need little introduction, as their merits are only too well known: the cardiologist Valentín Fuster for a lifetime dedicated to treating and preventing heart disease, the "Abandoned in the City Streets" program: "Help" project by the psychiatrist Luis Rojas-Marcos, for psychiatric support that Fundación Aladina provides to children with cancer and their families, and the World Class Driver risk prevention project by Grupo Alsa.
We invite you to take a look at the details of last year's prize-giving ceremony.
Her Majesty Queen Sofía, the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR), the Acción Contra el Hambre Foundation and the Promoción Social de la Cultura Foundation (FPSC) were the winners in 2015. The values of Her Majesty Queen Sofía and her tireless work in support of the most vulnerable members of society, something that also distinguishes the other award-winners, led to the choice of winners this year. A great example to us all.
Plácido Domingo, YOURS (Youth for Road Safety), Fundación Colores de Calcuta and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) were the winners this year. Their work in support of families and children in difficult situations and on accident prevention programs, and the consistency and passion of a life dedicated to music, in the case of Plácido Domingo, were the attributes that distinguished the winners. A real inspiration for everyone.