Queen Sofia attends Fundación Mutua Madrileña foundation day
June 12 - Queen Sofia presided over the ceremony and presented awards to individuals and entities for research and social action in celebration of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña foundation day.
The Mutua Madrileña Foundation was established in 2003, with the main aim of supporting medical research in Spain. Since then, the organization has worked with more than 1,000 medical research projects across Spain. In 2009, it expanded its areas of activity to health (focusing, along with research, prevention), culture, social action and road safety. It has also struggled against major diseases, helped fifty NGOs in carrying out their social action projects, has provided scholarships to hundreds of young people to further their studies abroad, and has promoted corporate volunteering to help the underprivileged and has approached the arts and music to thousands of children and adults.