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Cyopeck raises $1.25 million

TORONTO, Ont. - CTA chairman and OTA vice-chairman John Cyopeck, CEO of Canpar Transport L.P. in Mississauga, has added yet another $250,000 to the $1 million cheque he presented recently to build the...


A NEW RECORD: CTA chairman John Cyopeck poses with Harinder Takhar in celebration of the trucking industry's largest single fundraising effort.

A NEW RECORD: CTA chairman John Cyopeck poses with Harinder Takhar in celebration of the trucking industry's largest single fundraising effort.


TORONTO, Ont. – CTA chairman and OTA vice-chairman John Cyopeck, CEO of Canpar Transport L.P. in Mississauga, has added yet another $250,000 to the $1 million cheque he presented recently to build the Trillium Health Centre’s new MRI facility.

The extra funds were raised at the golf tourney organized by Cyopeck and held at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont. The $1.25 million total is the result of the largest single industry fundraising effort ever held by the trucking industry in Canada. The funds will be used to build a suite to house Trillium’s new MRI enabling the hospital to conduct 10,000 scans annually – a 30 per cent increase over previous capacity.

“Once again, the trucking industry has shown that its people are among the most generous people you will find anywhere. I am truly overwhelmed and words cannot describe how appreciative I am,” said 60 year-old Cyopeck, who launched his “Delivering a Dream” campaign in April after learning he had been stricken with a brain tumour.

With the support of his good friend Rick Gaetz, president and CEO, Vitran Corporation Inc., Cyopeck harnessed the generosity of trucking companies of all sizes across the country who contributed generously. Cyopeck was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year and underwent surgery at Mississauga’s Trillium Health Centre in February. While Cyopeck said the treatment he received at Trillium was “terrific,” he said he was struck by the demands placed on the health system and wanted to do something to help alleviate the stress on other families waiting for diagnosis or life-saving surgery.


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