CALGARY, AB, Sept. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - CN announced today that the CN
Canadian Women's Open raised a record $1.6 million for the Alberta Children's
Hospital Foundation through the CN Miracle Match program. The announcement was
made at a special presentation at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club, host
of the 2009 CN Canadian Women's Open.
"CN is very proud of this year's record-setting results from the CN
Miracle Match program for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation," said E.
Hunter Harrison, CN's president and chief executive officer. "The people of
Calgary have been excellent hosts for the 2009 CN Canadian Women's Open, and
the fact we were able to raise $1.6 million is a testament to their
At CN, we are deeply committed to the strength of our communities by
ensuring the health and safety of our youth. Over the past four years, the CN
Miracle Match has raised over $3.5 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 St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg, Man."
"We are absolutely thrilled with the results of the CN Miracle Match
program, and proud that Albertans rallied behind our children's hospital in
such a tremendously generous manner," said Saifa Koonar, president and CEO of
the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. "CN has been an outstanding
partner for the Alberta Children's Hospital, and the success of this campaign
demonstrates their leadership in supporting the well being of children in our
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative designed to rally
communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause - supporting Children's
Hospitals. CN pledges to help maximize local fundraising through the CN
Miracle Match program where together we can help Canada's leading healthcare
facilities treat more children. 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. For more
information please visit www.cnmiraclematch.ca.
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in
child health and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the
Foundation provides funding for innovative family centred programs, state of
the art equipment, and internationally recognized pediatric research. For more
information please visit www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.
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For further information:
For further information: Media: Bryan Tucker, Senior Manager, Public
Affairs and Media Relations, CN, (514) 399-6450; Belinda Lamb, Vice-President,
Communications, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, (403) 955-8818;
Investment Community: Robert Noorigian, Vice-President, Investor Relations,
CN, (514) 399-0052