Spruce Meadows’ CP Grand Prix raises $50,000 for DIL Walk Foundation
Sameh El Dahan and Sumas Zorro won the CP Grand Prix, contributing two clear rounds for $20,000 of the $40,000 total towards CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative. CP donated an additional $10,000 for total of $50,000.
"It was a great day to support our CP Has Heart initiative and celebrate Father's Day with our valued employees and their families," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud to partner with the DIL Walk Foundation and thanks to the efforts of Sameh El Dahan and Sumas Zorro and the other competitors, we were able to make another significant donation in the Calgary area."
The $50,000 will support operation of the DIL Walk Foundation's CHARM Clinic. Patients diagnosed with heart failure often have other conditions impacting their health and lengthy wait times to see a specialist can result in worsening of a manageable heart condition. CHARM Clinic patients receive immediate assistance and education, including how to make important changes to their lifestyle and optimizing medication use.
Our multi-year commitment to Spruce Meadows, a world-class equestrian facility located near Calgary, includes title sponsorship of the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix, the signature event at the annual Continental Tournament on Sunday, June 19, 2017.
CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative donates $10,000 for each clear round jumped, including clear jumping rounds that include time faults. Since its inception in 2014, CP's Clear Rounds for Heart has raised $540,000 for hearth health research and care.
In the three years of CP's sponsorship, $625,000 has been raised in support of heart health.
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