On August 26, 2013, CN announced that the CN Canadian Women's Open, held at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alta., raised $2.7 million for the Stollery 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.
"Mission accomplished," said Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer.
"The people of the Capital Region and from all over Alberta have every reason to be proud as they have shown tremendous support for the CN Miracle Match program and I want to thank them on behalf of CN for their generosity. We are very proud to leave a long-lasting legacy to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation that will benefit many children and their families in Edmonton, across the province, and beyond."
"What the people of Alberta and Western Canada have accomplished through their generous support, and that of CN's matching program, will ensure that the sickest kids benefit from much-needed critical care expansion, and enhancing the Hospital's already excellent transport program," says an appreciative Mike House, President and CEO, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. "We can only do what we do with the public's support and the generosity of fantastic community-minded organizations like CN."