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Canada Life supports the prevention of cardiovascular health

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31 May 2019 09:30

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Canada Life has offered a financial contribution of $ 800,000 to the Foundation of the Montreal heart Institute.

The gift ” will be dedicated to the construction of the ultimate phase of the ÉPIC Centre of theMontreal heart Institute , “says the insurer. The Center focuses on prevention in cardiology, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases.

The contribution will thus enable the creation of a new research unit that will bring together researchers and students interested in the factors that may modulate the cognitive changes frequently observed in older persons “. Dr. Louis Bherer, a neuropsychologist and assistant director of scientific Centre ÉPIC, will lead the research unit, with Dr Mathieu Gayda and Daniel Gagnon.

A gym of research and laboratories are also part of the expansion and modernization of the ÉPIC Centre and will be operational by the fall of 2019.

“Our association with the Montreal heart Institute and the ÉPIC Centre is all natural. The Canada Life is proud to contribute to the health physical, mental, and financial of Quebecers and Canadians for decades. We are particularly excited to support the creation of a unit of innovative research that will have a positive impact in the lives of the people here ; they are at the heart of our daily actions, ” underlines Monique Maynard, president, Quebec business, Canada Life.

“The construction of this new research unit will make you shine the Montreal heart Institute and the expertise of our home. Our foundation is proud to support this project and to reaffirm the leadeurship of the Institute in the field of prevention in cardiovascular health. We are extremely grateful to be able to count on the Canada Life that made a real difference in our community, ” adds Lino A. Saputo, Jr., chairman of the board of directors of the Foundation of the Montreal heart Institute.

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