Autonomous University of the State of México (UAEM) student Cinthya Ayerim Lucio García, was recognized in the Youth Category as one of three honorable mentions at the 2016 National Awards for Voluntary Action and Solidarity.
The graduate of the Medical Surgery Program at UAEM was recognized for her work promoting blood and organ donations, as well as her work in disease prevention and health education. The ceremony was chaired by the President Enrique Peña Nieto, on December 6.
In an interview, Lucio García said that as a student of medicine, she became involved aware of the importance that donating blood and organs have in saving lives. She also talked about the importance of preventative measures as the best strategy to avoid disease and lead a full life.
She intends, with the help of her classmates, to expand her actions to Toluca and the surrounding communities, with hopes of participating in national campaigns.
Lucio García said that the award gave her great satisfaction and affirmed her commitment to continuing her work.
She also hopes that other young people will join her in carrying out voluntary work and improving society.