OTTAWA, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today
that the CN Canadian Women's Open raised $1 million for the Children's
Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation through the CN Miracle Match
program. The announcement was made at a special presentation at the Ottawa
Hunt and Golf Club, host of the 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open.
"CN is very proud of this year's record-setting results from the CN
Miracle Match program for the CHEO Foundation," said E. Hunter Harrison, CN's
president and chief executive officer. "The people of Ottawa have been
excellent hosts for the 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open, and the fact we were
able to raise $1 million is a testament to their generosity."
At CN, we are deeply committed to the strength of our communities by
ensuring the health and safety of our youth. Over the past three years, the CN
Miracle Match has raised close to $2 million for children's hospitals in
Canada," continued Mr. Harrison. "We look forward to continuing this community
investment tradition next year when the CN Canadian Women's Open will be held
at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta."
The CN Miracle Match is designed to rally communities across Canada to
support children's hospitals. Each year since 2006, CN has raised funds to
support a children's hospital by matching funds raised through various
initiatives that are connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the results of the CN Miracle Match
program, and are humbled by the generosity of all those that contributed to
CHEO through the CN Canadian Women's Open," said CHEO Foundation President and
CEO, Fred Bartlett. "CN has been an outstanding partner for CHEO and the
success of this campaign demonstrates their leadership in supporting the well
being of our children in our communities."
The CHEO Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
furthering the physical, mental and social well being of children and their
families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec by raising, managing and
disbursing funds to the CHEO centre. The CHEO is a teaching hospital
affiliated with the University of Ottawa, and conducts world-renowned research
activities focused on new advances in care and the development of a
comprehensive health system for children and youth.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF EASTERN ONTARIO FOUNDATION
The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is committed to making a
difference in the lives of children, youth and families. As was the case when
CHEO opened more than three decades ago, children and youth continue to
require dedicated and specialized pediatric health services. CHEO has an
established and excellent team of highly qualified personnel, first class
treatment, as well as world-renowned research activities to meet the needs of
its young patients.
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and
Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more
information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Mark Wallace (Public Affairs), Assistant
Vice-President, CN, (514) 399-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org; Len Hanes
(Communications), Director, CHEO Foundation, (613) 737-2784,