On Friday, March 18th CN announced that it has chosen the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation as the official beneficiaries of the CN Miracle Match campaign to be held during the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open. The golf tournament will take place from August 22 to 28 at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Quebec.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative designed to rally communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause – supporting children’s hospitals. Communities in Greater Montreal and throughout Quebec are invited to pool their donations, through this initiative, and the proceeds will be given to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have 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. In the past five years, the CN Miracle Match program has raised $4.35 million for children’s hospitals.
“At CN, we recognize our civic responsibility to the communities in which we operate and we are especially proud of the assistance we were able to provide to pediatric care in Canada thanks to the CN Miracle Match program,” said Claude Mongeau, CN President and Chief Executive Officer. “We hope the money raised in the course of the 2011 CN Miracle Match campaign in Montreal, where CN has strong roots, will exceed the $800,000 we raised last year for Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.”
“The Miracle Match program is a remarkable expression of solidarity that, year after year, helps ensure the wellbeing of children across the country,” explained Anièle Lecoq, President and Executive Director of Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. “We aim to capitalize on this synergy to mobilize thousands of donors and employees around this cause and make this event in Montreal a resounding success.”
“CN’s commitment to provide financial support for pediatric care is a great way to highlight an important cause and contributes directly to improving the lives of children across Quebec and beyond,” said Louise Dery-Goldberg, President and Executive Director of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“Along with our partners at CN, we believe it is very important that the CN Canadian Women’s Open leave a lasting legacy in our local host communities,” said Scott Simmons, Golf Canada Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to the event’s philanthropic mandate to raise money for children’s causes, this year’s event will be special – not only is Montreal a world-class city with passionate and knowledgeable golf fans, but just as important, the city is home to CN’s corporate headquarters and thousands of proud CN employees. We are thrilled that Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship will have a significant charitable impact in a community that means so much to both CN and Golf Canada.”