CN’s Canadian Women’s Open, recently held at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, 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.”

With this year’s results, CN has helped to raise almost $11 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.

CN announced earlier this year that it is relinquishing its title sponsorship of the Canadian Women’s Open after the 2013 season, while continuing its title sponsorship of CN Future Links – Canada’s national junior golf program – and increasing its support of grassroots junior golf across Canada. But the Miracle Match will live on. The next instalment of this great story will be presented at a later date.