Husky Energy is taking health to heart with a $1-million donation to a city cardiovascular centre.
The monetary gift was announced by the oil giant yesterday to go to the Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta through the Reach! program.
“Husky’s support for the cardiovascular research program is based on our corporate value as a responsible corporate citizen. I’m pleased that the program will bring together renowned leaders in … prevention,” said John Lau, president and CEO of Husky.
The Reach! program is a joint fundraising initiative of the Calgary Health Region and the University of Calgary. The donation will lay the groundwork for the Husky Energy Research Program for the Early Detection of Cardiovascular Risk, according to the oil company.
The money will be used to develop a heart disease prevention program that uses imaging for detecting risk and the early stages of heart disease. The initiative is expected to bring some of the world’s best heart health researchers to the city.