COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Golf Canada are encouraging individuals and corporations to make charitable donations in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation, the official charitable beneficiary of the 2012 CN Miracle Match (CNMM) campaign, which is entering the final stretch.
The CNMM fund-raising campaign is running in connection with the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open, which is being held at the Vancouver Golf Club from August 20 to 26.
CNMM is a national charitable initiative that rallies communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause, supporting children's hospitals. Each year since 2006, CN has raised funds to support one or more children's hospitals by matching funds raised through various initiatives that are connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open. From 2006 - 2011, the CNMM program has raised close to $6.5 million for children's hospitals.
Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, said: "At CN, we are deeply committed to giving back to the communities that we serve and we are very proud of the support we have been able to give to children's hospitals in Canada through the CN Miracle Match program. We are pleased to have received numerous donations since the start of the 2012 campaign and sincerely hope that even more people from all over British Columbia will support this very worthy cause as the BC Children's Hospital provides critical pediatric care to children across the entire province."
Those wanting to support the BC Children's Hospital Foundation can visit www.cnmiraclematch.ca to make their donation.
ABOUT BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The province's only full-service hospital dedicated to serving children in BC and the Yukon, BC Children's Hospital is accessible to the largest population of children and youth served by a single Canadian hospital. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community. Last year, BC Children's Hospital had over 212,000 patient visits. Funds raised by BC Children's Hospital Foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. For more information, visit www.bcchf.ca.
ABOUT THE 2012 CN CANADIAN WOMEN'S OPEN
Stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open from August 20-26 at The Vancouver Golf Club. The CN Canadian Women's Open is proudly sponsored by CN, CVS Controls Ltd., TaylorMade adidas Golf, Molson Coors Canada, The Globe and Mail, The Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, Reader's Digest, Shaw, The Glenlivet, AutoCanada and CBC. Tickets can be purchased online, at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com, or by phone, at 1-866-571-5742.
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.
ABOUT GOLF CANADA - LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing more than 340,000 members at almost 1,500 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf in Canada, Golf Canada is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in Canada.
A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, Golf in Schools presented by Callaway, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status and handicapping and course rating.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada's top golfers to showcase their talents.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
For further information:
Office: (514) 399-6450
Cell.: (514) 971-6450
For Golf Canada:
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Office: 1-800-263-0009, ext. 406
Cell.: (416) 434-5525
For BC Children's Hospital Foundation