The Fondation Sana has awarded the Prix Sana 2019 to Anna Maria Sury, Margaretha Rieser and Fra Martino Dotta for their selfless commitment to the welfare of others. Helsana was present at the award ceremony on 30 November.
Winners of the Prix Sana 2019 (from left to right): Anna Maria Sury, Fra Martino Dotta and Margaretha Rieser (Photo: Thomas Hodel)
Every year, Fondation Sana, Helsana's main shareholder, honours one or more individuals for their selfless commitment to others. On 30 November, at the "Swiss Handicap" trade fair in Lucerne, the Foundation presented this year's winners with a prize of CHF 10,000 each and a commemorative trophy. Impressions of the event can be found on our LinkedIn page. Here are the winners:
Anna Maria Sury from Muralto (canton of Ticino) has been committed to helping sick people since her childhood. As initiator of the "Turismo Inclusivo" association, she enables sufferers of the incurable disease ALS to take holidays thanks to all-round care. The Capuchin monk Fra Martino Dotta from Bellinzona (canton of Ticino) created the "Fondazione Francesco” foundation to meet the needs of the growing number of poor people. Margaretha Rieser from Dotzigen (canton of Bern) supports and assists single women and people with mental health problems on a regular basis in addition to her family work.
Find out more about their moving life stories in the video portraits.
The search for quiet heroes in Switzerland has already begun. Who should be awarded the Prix Sana 2020? Please let us know your candidates by 31 March 2020. With a little luck, you will also win: the Fondation Sana is raffling off three hotel vouchers worth CHF 1,000 each among all submissions. Register now at: www.prix-sana.ch.
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