WINNIPEG, Dec. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the CN Miracle Match program has helped raise more than $760,000 for the Children's Hospital-HSC Winnipeg.
Earlier this year, CN pledged to match donations up to $300,000 to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba's public giving campaigns, including the Ice Crystal Gala, Third Party Events, and this weekend's Christmas for Kids live at CF Polo Park. The match also included pledges made to the Caring for Kids Radiothon in Winnipeg, Brandon and Pembina Valley.
"Thank you CN," said Lawrence Prout, president and CEO of Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. "You inspired our community and strengthened the belief that when we work together, we can help the children who need us most."
Created in 2006, the CN Miracle Match program rallies communities behind the very worthy cause of supporting children's hospitals. Since then, the program has raised more than $12 million for children's hospitals across Canada and the United States.
"Earlier this year, we gave Manitobans a very ambitious target of raising $300,000 which CN would match," said Jamie Boychuk, general manager Prairie Region of CN in Winnipeg. "Once again, Manitobans have shown great generosity and we want to say thank you for stepping up and helping us build stronger communities through CN Miracle Match."
About Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc.
Established in 1971, the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba works to support the special health care needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of equipment and programs at Children's Hospital – HSC Winnipeg and pediatric medical research at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised close to $100 million. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.goodbear.mb.ca.
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders transports 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 of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, 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. For more information about CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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