August 19, 2007 14:23 ET

CN Miracle Match generates $505,000 donation to Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2007) - CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:CNI) today presented a cheque for $505,000 to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. The donation is the result of CN's Miracle Match initiative at the 2007 CN Canadian Women's Open, held in Edmonton, AB, Aug. 13 - 19.

"The best part of this hugely successful tournament is being able to give back to the community that hosts it," said James M. Foote, CN executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing. "After our fundraising success in London, ON, last year, we set an ambitious goal for Edmonton in 2007. We're absolutely delighted that Edmontonians have stepped up so enthusiastically to allow us to surpass our expectations."

Mr. Foote presented the cheque to Dianne Young, president and CEO of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and 7-year old Josh Hui, Stollery Children's Hospital Miracle Kid, at a ceremony today at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, site of the CN Canadian Women's Open.

"We are truly honoured to be the beneficiary of this year's tournament," said Young. "Edmontonians have again shown that this is the City of Champions. Their generosity has enabled CN's Miracle Match to make this substantial contribution to the work that we do. This will have a very positive impact on children's health."

CN selected the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation to be the recipient of this year's CN Canadian Women's Open Miracle Match campaign. This year's donation of $505,000 is a combination of funds collected online, on-site at the tournament, and through other initiatives such as the online auction for the opportunity to play the CN Canadian Women's Open Championship Pro Am with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and 2006 CN Canadian Women's Open Champion Cristie Kerr. All funds raised during tournament week were matched by CN.

CN Miracle Match is designed to rally communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause - children's hospitals. Each year, CN will raise funds to support children's hospitals by matching funds raised through various initiatives that are connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open. In the last 2 years, CN has donated nearly $1 million to children's hospitals through its CN Canadian Women's Open sponsorship.

About the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation enhances health services for children by raising money to support the Stollery Children's Hospital and programs that support health, prevent disease and treat illness. Funding provided by the Foundation supports health services for children through education, research, special services and acquisition of equipment. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • CN
    Jim Feeny
    Senior Manager, Public & Government Affairs
    Cell.: (780) 910-0098
    Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
    Pam Brown
    Director, Marketing and Communications
    (780) 431-4604