March 11, 2015
CN Miracle Match Program Helps Raise over $890,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan
Provincial fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan has been given a substantial boost with the help of the CN Miracle Match program. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and CN announced today that those hosting fundraisers for the Foundation across the province from June 26, 2014 to December 31, 2014, had raised more than $890,000 with the support of the dollar-for-dollar match of $300,000 provided through the CN Miracle Match program.
Launched in 2006, the CN Miracle Match program is a national charitable initiative which rallies communities across Canada to support their local children’s hospitals. Today, CN along with families and those hosting local fundraisers supported in 2014, proudly presented a cheque to the Foundation for $300,000.
“The people of Saskatchewan should be proud of the support they have shown to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and the CN Miracle Match Program,” said Claude Mongeau, CN President and Chief Executive Officer. “I want to thank them on behalf of CN for their generosity. CN has more than 1,000 employees living and working in communities across the province. They and their families can count on receiving the finest healthcare now and in the future at the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. The CN Miracle Match will allow us to support important equipment and programs that are so essential to all Saskatchewan residents.”
“The CN Miracle Match program inspired grassroots fundraising both large and small in communities across the province.” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is being built with support from all corners of this province and we are so grateful to partners such as CN who are helping us make an even greater impact on pediatric and maternal healthcare in the province now and into the future when the doors open to the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.”
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico.
CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of children’s healthcare and the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. We are the Saskatchewan member of Children’s Miracle Network, 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children and their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatoon and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions on the children’s hospital project.
For more information please visit www.pattisonchildrens.ca