CPKC International Raises Over $90,000 to Support Heart Health in Alberta at Spruce Meadows

CPKC International Raises Over $90,000 to Support Heart Health in Alberta at Spruce Meadows

CPKC International’s “Clear Rounds for Heart,” an integral part of the CPKC Has Heart community investment program dedicated to enhancing heart health across North America, has successfully raised over $90,000 in support of this crucial cause. Under this initiative, CPKC donates $10,000 for each clear round jumped, including those with time faults. Since its inception in 2014, CPKC’s Spruce Meadows program has played a significant role in generating more than $2.6 million for heart health research and care. Spruce Meadows Spruce Meadows

Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei exhibited their remarkable skills by achieving three clear rounds, securing victory in the $3 million CPKC International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows on Sunday. Spruce Meadows Spruce Meadows Spruce Meadows Spruce Meadows

Keith Creel, President and CEO of CPKC, expressed his appreciation, saying, “Congratulations to Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei, every rider, and the tremendous fans at Spruce Meadows for their contribution to our CPKC Has Heart program. CPKC has a proud history of collaborating with Spruce Meadows to support the crucial work conducted by the team at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. We are pleased to make this substantial donation to advance the heart health of Albertans.”

Dr. Paul Fedak, Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, an entity affiliated with the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, expressed gratitude for CPKC’s ongoing support, stating, “We are grateful to CPKC for helping us advance our Institute’s mission with their ongoing support. The proceeds from today’s event will bolster critical infrastructure required to advance our Precision Medicine Initiative. This initiative aims to propel personalized and precise cardiovascular health therapies by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Together, we can achieve tomorrow’s healthcare today.”

Furthermore, during the CPKC International at The Masters event, CPKC extended its support to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute by donating for every individual participating in CPKC Has Heart activities. These activities included Interactive Heart Model Building and hands-only CPR.

About CPKC

CPKC, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, stands as the first and only single-line transnational railway connecting Canada, the United States, and Mexico. With unparalleled access to major ports from Vancouver to Atlantic Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, CPKC’s vast network spans approximately 20,000 route miles and employs 20,000 railroaders. The company offers North American customers exceptional rail service and network reach to vital markets across the continent. CPKC continues to evolve alongside its customers, offering a comprehensive suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise. To learn more about CPKC’s rail advantages, visit cpkcr.com.

About CPKC Has Heart

At CPKC, we recognize that while a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, its heart lies within the community. CPKC Has Heart is committed to improving the heart health of adults and children across North America through strategic partnerships, sponsorships, engaging activities, and generous contributions. These efforts fund cardiovascular research, provide state-of-the-art equipment, and support the best care for cardiac patients. Since its inception in 2014, CPKC Has Heart has played a pivotal role in raising over $36 million for heart health initiatives in communities across North America. Along the way, CPKC demonstrates its commitment to showing heart whenever possible.

About Libin Cardiovascular Institute

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute represents a collaborative effort between Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary, serving the Southern Alberta region by connecting world-class cardiovascular research, exceptional patient care, and comprehensive education. This institute, with over 1,500 members comprising physicians, clinicians, health professionals, researchers, and trainees, serves a population of approximately two million. Their collective efforts aim to advance cardiovascular health and well-being in the community.

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