Class I Briefs: UP, CPKC

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Union Pacific (UP) ranks seventh on the inaugural Global Top 200 Inspiring Workplaces list. Also, the Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) International Grand Prix raises more than $90,000 for the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

UP announced Sept. 7 via an X (formerly Twitter) post that it has ranked seventh among organizations across North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Australasia on the inaugural Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces list in recognition for “culture-building workplace practices,” as well as on the first global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) list for “best-in-class efforts to support a people-first organization.”

CPKC recently announced that it has helped raise more than $90,000 for the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at the Spruce Meadows CPKC International Grand Prix held Sept. 10.

CPKC’s Clear Rounds for Heart, an initiative of the CPKC Has Heart community investment program to support the heart health of people across North America, donates $10,000 for each clear round jumped, including those with time faults. Since its inception in 2014, CPKC’s Spruce Meadows program has helped raise more than $2.6 million for heart health research and care.

Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei jumped three clear rounds to win the $3 million CPKC International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows on Sunday.

Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei jumped three clear rounds to win the $3 million CPKC International Grand Prix. (c) Spruce Meadows Media/Mark Sturk

“Congratulations to Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei, every rider and the tremendous fans at Spruce Meadows for their contribution to our CPKC Has Heart program,” said CPKC President and CEO Keith Creel. “CPKC has a proud history of working with Spruce Meadows to support the important work the team at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta does every day. We are pleased to make this donation to advance the heart health of Albertans.”

“We are grateful to CPKC for helping us to advance our Institute’s mission with their ongoing support,” said Dr. Paul Fedak, Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, an entity of the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. “Proceeds from today’s event will support critical infrastructure needed to advance our Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to advance personalized and precise cardiovascular health therapies that harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Together, we can achieve tomorrow’s healthcare today.”

In addition, during the CPKC International at The Masters, CPKC donated to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute for each of those who participated in CPKC Has Heart activities, including Interactive Heart Model Building and hands-only CPR.

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