CN Canadian Women’s Open raises $1.8 M for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – CN announced today that
the CN Canadian Women’s Open, held at the Vancouver Golf Club in
Coquitlam, B.C., raised $1.8 million for BC Children’s Hospital
Foundation through the CN Miracle Match program. The program was
created in 2006 to raise funds for children’s hospitals by matching
funds raised through various initiatives connected with the Open.
“This is a tremendous feat,” said Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief
executive officer. ”The people of the Vancouver area and from all over
British Columbia have shown their support for the CN Miracle Match
since the launch of the campaign in May of this year all the way
through the end of the Open, and we thank them for their generosity. We
at CN are very proud to generate lasting benefits to such a vital
institution as the BC Children’s Hospital.
“We look forward to continuing this tradition of support for pediatric
care next year when the CN Canadian Women’s Open will be held at the
Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton.”
“Children from across British Columbia and the Yukon will benefit
directly from the generosity of the many people who have responded with
enthusiasm to the CN Miracle Match program,” said Teri Nicholas, BC
Children’s Hospital Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
“This gift will ensure that children are treated with the latest in
medical technology and that research undertaken at BC Children’s
Hospital delivers benefits to children in B.C., across Canada and
around the world.”
With this year’s results, CN has now raised more than $8.2 million for
children’s health since the CN Miracle Match was launched at the
inaugural CN Canadian Women’s Open in London, Ont., in 2006.
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.
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