IBB gives $10,000 for diabetes research in Canada

St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto

Donation goes to St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto

THE BOILERMAKERS GAVE a $10,000 donation last December to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto to support research into diabetes, a chronic disease affecting 9 million Canadians and more than 285 million worldwide.

A Catholic teaching and research hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892, St. Michaels is considered a global center for excellence in medical care.

Joe Maloney, International Vice President for Western Canada, who participated in the selection process for the donation, said the hospital provides superb care as well as important research into new treatments and potential cures. He noted that the Boilermakers have a long history of community involvement at every level of the organization.

“Good unionism is tied to good citizenship,” he said. “We give because we are part of the community. “Society allows us to earn a decent living for our families, and we are happy to give back part of those earnings for the common good.”

The most recent donation follows another $10,000 Boilermaker gift to St. Michael’s. That donation went to research into kidney disease.