Nov 20, 2014
By Bob Komsic
The family of late media mogul Ted Rogers is donating $130-million to create a centre for heart research that will bear his name.
It’s the largest private donation in Canadian health care history.
The funds will be matched with $139-million from the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and University of Toronto.
The president of Sick Kids, says Rogers’ personal experience with heart disease and his interest in finding new therapies to advance heart health make the centre a fitting legacy.
Rogers, who had a heart condition, died in December, 2008, at age 75.
The centre will bring together research, education and innovation in individualized genomic medicine, stem cell research, bioengineering, and cardiovascular treatment and management.
The goal – to improve heart health from childhood through adulthood.