John and Myrna Daniels Foundation makes $20 million donation to University Health Network

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - John and Myrna Daniels Foundation is making a major investment into what knowledge can do for health care with an incredible $20-million gift to University Health Network (UHN).

"For philanthropists John and Myrna Daniels, giving back to the community that has been so good to them is a way of life," said John and Myrna Daniels Foundation spokesperson Jim Aird. "The Foundation is proud to make this substantial donation to help advance the face of health care in our local community, in Canada and around the globe."

The gift will support three world-leading programs at UHN: Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and the Multi-Organ Transplant Program.

Each of these programs has a rich history of excellence and world ­firsts that have changed the landscape of health care here and around the globe. This gift – which includes facility upgrades and research – will make sure that UHN can continue to make an impact on patients' lives."

Building communities and improving the quality of life of others is a core focus for John and Myrna Daniels Foundation.

"John and Myrna Daniels have been long-time supporters of UHN and over the years they have learned how UHN is a driver of medical innovation," says Tennys Hanson, President and CEO of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.

"We are honoured that John and Myrna Daniels Foundation is helping us pursue the knowledge that makes all our lives better."

About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and University Health Network
Established in 1986, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting excellence in health care by raising funds for research, medical education, and the improvement of patient care at University Health Network which includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education.

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SOURCE University Health Network

For further information: Nadine Hubert, (416) 340-4293, nadine.hubert@uhn.ca

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