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Chronic disease and disabilities research post created with $500,000 donation

Toronto, ON – Complex chronic disease research has received a boost with a $500,000 donation to Bridgepoint Health from TD Bank Financial Group. The funding will be used to create a new position – the TD Bank Financial Group founding director in chronic disease and disabilities research – whose mandate will be to lead research and develop strategies to make Bridgepoint the foremost centre of complex chronic disease research in Canada.

“This generous gift from TD marks an important milestone for us,” says Marian Walsh, president and CEO, Bridgepoint Health. “This is the largest single gift ever provided to Bridgepoint Health and gives us the momentum and funds we need to hire a top scientist to help us lead the way in our research mission.”