DKV Seguros donates €10,000 to the Malaga Foundation for Cancer Patients. This donation forms part of the DKV Seguros 13th Call for Grants for Social Healthcare and Disability Projects, in the Health Prevention and Promotion category, which acknowledges projects that improve the health and quality of life of the most disadvantaged.
The project "Support programme for hospitalised patients” presented by the Fundación Malagueña provides psychological assistance, support, administrative help, a hairdressing service, and a meditation and reiki workshop for 250 patients at the Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital. The project shows that, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, their life is greatly affected at the family, social, spiritual and work level.
The agreement was signed and the donation presented on 15 June at the DKV Seguros branch in Malaga. The act was attended by José Miguel Villada, Branch Manager, and the representatives of the NGO including Jorge León Gross (President), Fernando Luque Ruiz de Mier (Treasurer), and José Luíz Martínez de Aldecoa Hafner (Manager).
DKV Seguros will award €116,000 in grants to ten companies as part of its13th Call for Grants for Social Healthcare and Disability Projects These grants will directly benefit more than 3,300 people. These projects were awarded a maximum of €12,000, until reaching the €116,000 limit that the insurance company sets aside for this initiative, to fund their causes in any of the following five categories: health and environment, eating disorders, disability, active ageing, and health prevention and promotion.
The ten winning projects were chosen from 52 finalists thanks to more than 21,240 votes places by employees, brokers, healthcare professionals, clients, providers, and the general public. These companies will receive funding through the "Tú decides" (It's your choice) campaign.
In this edition, five categories were established and grouped according to the type of voting system:
Open voting category: this category included Health and Environment projects and the voting was open to all Spanish residents. Two winning projects could be chosen.
Closed vote categories: this included the categories of health prevention and promotion, eating disorders, disability, and active ageing. Customers, employees, brokers, healthcare workers, and DKV suppliers could all vote in this category. Eight winners were chosen in this category.
Since 2005, DKV Seguros has funded some 100 companies with over €1 million which has helped more than 265,700 people. This initiative aims to support social projects in order to improve the well-being and quality of life of the most disadvantaged. It also intends to support initiatives that promote awareness campaigns on the influence of environmental factors on health.
The purpose is to encourage stakeholders to submit and sponsor projects.