Edmonton's Stollery Chlidren's Hospital Foundation has been selected as the official charity of the 2013 CN Canadian Women's Open.
The CN Miracle Match campaign is a national charitable initiative launched in 2006 which raised funds for children's hospitals. Over the last seven years, the program has raised more than $8.2-million for children's hospitals located in the cities across Canada that have played host to Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship.
This year's tournament is scheduled for August 19 - 25 at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton.
"At CN, we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate, and we are very proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to help children all across Canada since 2006," said CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, who expressed hope that at least $1.8-million would be raised this year which would bring the cumulative total to $10-million.
“We are thrilled to come back to Edmonton, a city that is so important to our business. I am confident that the community will support the CN Canadian Womens’ Open, and that we will make a major donation to a great Alberta institution like the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation."
The Stollery Children’s Hospital serves the most critically injured and chronically ill children from some of the most isolated and far reaching corners of Canada. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds for specialized equipment, training and research into the discovery of new treatments or cures for child health issues.