MEMPHIS, TN, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - CN, North America's Railroad,
announced a $100,000 gift to support FedExFamilyHouse, a
home-away-from-home for families traveling to Le Bonheur Children's
Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
The announcement was made during CN's annual shareholders meeting at The
Peabody Hotel. In 2014, CN partnered with Le Bonheur for their CN
Miracle Match program, which matched donations up to a total of
$300,000 to Le Bonheur's public giving campaign, Everyday Heroes. The
campaign, along with CN's matching gift, raised more than $780,000 in
The CN gift to FedExFamilyHouse is one of the largest single donations
in house's history. FedExFamilyHouse's dining hall will be named in
honor of CN's contribution. The house is Le Bonheur's first housing
facility for out-of-town families. Since opening in December 2010,
the 24 suite facility has served nearly 40,000 people from 40 states
and nine countries.
"All of us at Le Bonheur and FedExFamilyHouse appreciate CN's generous
support throughout the years," said Le Bonheur President and CEO Meri
Armour, MSN/MBA. "CN's gift will help us continue our mission of
providing a haven of hope and comfort for our families at no cost to
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "We
are pleased to announce this donation to support FedExFamilyHouse in
serving families with children being treated at Le Bonheur Children's
Hospital, a hospital with which we have a long-standing relationship.
Advancing children's health services in communities along our North
American rail network is a key focus of CN's community investment
About Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than
250,000 children each year in a 255-bed state-of-the-art,
family-friendly hospital and through community programs and regional
clinics. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching
affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains
more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year.
For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org.
Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens,
twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at lebonheurchildrens.
FedExFamilyHouse is a home-away-from-home for families of children
receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis,
Tenn. Consisting of 24 suites and comfortable common areas,
FedExFamilyHouse is provided at no cost to families. Since opening in
2010, FedExFamilyHouse has served nearly 40,000 people. The House is
Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold certified.
For more information, visit www.fedexfamilyhouse.org , www.facebook.com/fedexfamilyhouse or call (901) 347-6462.
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is a true backbone of the economy,
transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide
range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to
manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning
Canada and mid-America. CN, along with its operating railway
subsidiaries, serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago,
Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss.,
with connections to all points in North America.
Image with caption: "CN announces $100,000 donation for FedexFamilyHouse in Memphis, Tenn. Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, presents a $100,000 cheque to Meri Armour, president, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, on April 20, 2015 (CNW Group/CN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150421_C9169_PHOTO_EN_43429.jpg
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