Children’s Health Foundation named charity partner of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

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(Golf Canada/ Claus Andersen)

London, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Canadian Pacific (CP) and Golf Canada are pleased to announce the Children’s Health Foundation as the charity partner for the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 18-24 at London Hunt and Country Club. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open will raise funds for cardiac research and care of children from the London area and across Southwestern Ontario.

The selection of the Children’s Health Foundation in London aligns with CP’s organization-wide support of heart health in the communities in which it operates.

“Our railroad recently announced our new North American-wide community investment program CP Has Heart – and the Children’s Health Foundation is our ideal partner to improve children’s heart health,” said Canadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison. “It’s easy to rally behind this cause: buy tickets to see the best of the best play at the historic London Hunt Club in August and your children’s hospital will realize a direct benefit.”

The “Ticket Rally for Heart” campaign launched today at www.CPwomensopen.com encourages the public to buy spectator tickets for the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open prior to August 17, 2014 as CP will donate $100 to the Children’s Health Foundation for every ticket purchased.  Additional fundraising activities will happen through unique on-site experiences for spectators during tournament week with a social media campaign to be launched in July.

“Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with some form of congenital heart disease each year, many of whom require medical attention from birth through to adulthood,” said Susan Crowley, President and CEO of the Children’s Health Foundation. “Funds raised from the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open will support our paediatric cardiologists at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, to treat children with these life threatening heart conditions. Funds will also go towards innovative research into the prevention of congenital heart disease and improve the quality of life of these children as they mature to adults in Canada and around the world.”