REGINA, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - When the CP Women's Open takes to the links in Regina in August, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation will be the official beneficiary of the seven day tournament. Through its CP Has Heart campaign, Canadian Pacific (CP) will once again make a substantial donation to the host community by supporting pediatric cardiology at the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019.
"CP is very proud to partner with Jim Pattison Children's Hospital for the 2018 CP Women's Open," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "This is a natural partnership as CP is focused on heart health through our community investment program, CP Has Heart, and the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital is focused on helping the youngest hearts across the great province of Saskatchewan – a province that has been integral to our network for more than 130 years."
Funds raised through the CP Women's Open will support a dedicated pediatric cardiology space and specialized equipment in the Pediatric Outpatients Clinic at the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. With a nature theme running throughout the hospital, the "Frog Pod" will be specifically used to treat pediatric cardiology patients and will include three echocardiography exam rooms, a pulmonary function technology lab, an exercise challenge room, and a regular exam room. Directly across the hall, included in the pod, is a staff echocardiology reading room.
"On behalf of Saskatchewan children and families, we offer our heartfelt thanks to CP and the CP Women's Open for helping us further develop the provincial pediatric cardiology program at our new children's hospital," said Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation. "It warms our hearts to know the impact this legacy gift will have for young patients, families, and the provincial pediatric cardiac team."
The Pediatric Outpatients Clinic, which will see children for general pediatrics, cardiology, oncology, speech and language, hearing, and psychiatry, will offer three times more exam rooms than are available today. An anticipated 40,000 young patients will use this area of the hospital every year.
In the four years of CP's title sponsorship of the CP Women's Open, $6.5 million has been raised to support children's heart health in Canada.
"Together with our incredible partners at CP and the LPGA Tour, Golf Canada is proud to bring world-class professional golf to The Wascana Country Club, the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan in 2018," said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. "I can't say enough about the great work that CP does through the CP Has Heart campaign and there is great reason for Saskatchewan residents to be excited about the charitable legacy in support of pediatric cardiac care at Jim Pattison Children's Hospital that will make a difference in people's lives."
This is the first time Saskatchewan will play host to a major LPGA Tour event. The CP Women's Open will run from August 20-26, 2018 at Regina's Wascana Country Club. Tickets and corporate hosting are available for purchase at www.cpwomensopen.com
ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit www.cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
ABOUT CP HAS HEART
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That's why, through CP Has Heart, we've already committed more than $12 million to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.
ABOUT JIM PATTISON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of maternal and children's healthcare and is the only charitable organization fundraising for the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. In addition to raising a minimum of $75 million for the "We Can't Wait" capital campaign, we grant over $1 million annually for urgent maternal and pediatric needs. We are the sole Saskatchewan member of Children's Miracle Network, one of North America's leading children's charities. Learn more at www.pattisonchildrens.ca.
ABOUT THE 2018 CP WOMEN'S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women's Open from August 20-26, 2018 at Wascana Country Club in Regina. The CP Women's Open is proud to name Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation as the official tournament charity for 2018. Funds raised will be dedicated to pediatric cardiology space as well as specialized equipment and are being matched by CP through its CP Has Heart community program. The CP Women's Open, Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by CP, RBC, WestJet, Levelwear, Molson Coors, Ballantine's, Golf Town, CVS Controls Ltd., Regina Hotel Association, Tourism Saskatchewan, Economic Development Regina and the Government of Canada. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.cpwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.
ABOUT GOLF CANADA
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 305,000 golfers and more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada's mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.
SOURCE Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
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