Husky gives Stollery hospital $100,000 for
EDMONTON – Husky Energy president
and CEO John Lau presented a cheque for $100,000 to Stollery Children’s
Hospital, enabling the medical centre to buy four state-of-the-art
pediatric emergency room monitors.
At the event, Lau also urged the business community to step up and
donate more to the community and public institutions.
“Under current economic and financial crises, it is more important than
before for those who can afford to support the community to do so,” Lau
“Husky believes that Canada’s corporate sector has a responsibility to
work with other institutions to ensure that our next generation of
citizens is prepared for the challenges of the future.”
Lau said the four monitors will provide a living legacy by helping
improve the quality of medical care to children in Western Canada, where
many of Husky’s employees live and work. The energy company is
headquartered in Calgary.
The Stollery is the western Canadian referral centre for pediatric heart
surgery and transplantation. More than 22,000 children are treated there
In accepting the $100,000 cheque, Jennifer Wood, president and CEO of
the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, said that thanks to the
donation, emergency staff will be better able to diagnose problems and
recommend more precise treatment plans.
She added that the $100,000 donation is the beginning of a “great
partnership” between Stollery and Husky to ensure that children receive
the best care available.
“With this donation, you will help more and more children overcome the
odds, beat their illness or injury and go home to their families sooner
and healthier,” said Wood.