Kiwanis Give half a million to Robarts.
Since they started 22 years ago, the Kiwanis Clubs of SW Ontario have given, and given, and given to The Robarts Institute.
Opened in 1986, Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario is a non-profit medical research facility in London, Ontario, with more than 600 people working to investigate some of the most debilitating diseases of our time, from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many forms of cancer.
We believe we’ve got a winning formula to accelerate medical discovery: Attract the brightest and best people. Give them the freedom to think big. And set the bar high.
From our roots under the scientific leadership of renowned neurologist Dr. Henry Barnett – whose work with Aspirin as a preventive therapy for heart attack and stroke remains one of the most important developments in 20th century medicine – the Institute has applied that formula and become a national leader in biological, clinical and imaging research.
This week the Kiwanis club gave a few more thousand after their golf tournament in Ridgetown.
Dr. John Button, a Kiwanis member said we are proud to keep the tradition alive, and giving to Robarts. Since the time we began, we’ve given over $500,000.00 to the Institute.
Ridgetown hosted the Kiwanis for the 22nd time..... the result is huge.