Mitchell Goldhar, a Canadian real estate mogul, has made a million-dollar contribution to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project at Toronto Western Hospital.
The donation will reportedly finance a wide array of initiatives, such as developing a method of identifying concussions using imaging technology – such as MRIs and MEGs. Another project involves identifying ways to assess the progress of people recovering from concussions.
Goldhar said the donation will help all Canadians, not just elite athletes.
“It affects so many active Canadians. The work of the project will serve so many people,” Goldhar, an avid hockey fan, told the Toronto Globe and Mail. “I would like Canadians to have a strong centre of concussion research and treatment.”