June 30, 2020 08:31
The president of Gachon University, Lee Gil-ya, on Monday received the Lions Humanitarian Award from Lions Club International, a social welfare organization with some 1.4 million members worldwide.
A ceremony was supposed to be held with 20,000 members in Singapore, but it was held in Seoul on a smaller scale due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Lee was recognized for her exemplary humanitarian efforts, including providing free medical services to the poor and the establishment of medical research institutes.
Lee said she will use the grant of US$250,000 to help children with heart-related diseases, and to provide medical treatment for premature infants of foreign workers in Korea.
Previous recipients include Mother Teresa and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
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