AB, Aug. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Record
attendance and incredible performances during the CP Women's Open
helped Canadian Pacific (CP) raise $2.5
million to support the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation and
$510,000 for Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital
Paula Reto finished the week at
19 under par to take home her first LPGA Tour win and the
$352,500 winner's share of the
$2.35 USD million purse, one of the
largest for a non-major on the LPGA Tour.
"The CP Women's Open returned to Ottawa with great fanfare and the best golfers
in the world so that CP could raise funds to support CHEO's
important work and continue the legacy of giving to the communities
where our employees live and work," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "The
Ottawa community and the world's
best golfers did not disappoint, and we are proud to be a part of
this world-class tournament."
"We congratulate Paula Reto on
her masterful play to win the CP Women's Open," added Creel. "It
was a tremendous week of golf, but more importantly, together we
have made a significant contribution to CHEO Foundation and to
eastern Ontario, a key province in
our network. CP is proud to continue to make a difference in
communities across Canada through
CP Has Heart, our community investment program supporting heart
The total donation is the result of several fundraising efforts
of the CP Has Heart campaign. Through CP Birdies for Heart, CP
contributed for each birdie made by Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club
members prior to the tournament and for each birdie made by LPGA
players on the 15th hole during tournament play. CP also matched
all donations made during a CHEO campaign online during February,
which is heart month.
"This eagerly anticipated week was beyond anything we imagined,"
said Steve Read, Acting President
and CEO, CHEO Foundation. "When Golf
Canada and the LPGA brought this world-class golf tournament to the
historic Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club it was an exciting moment for
everyone involved. When the generosity of this community, led by
CP, turned enthusiasm and elite sport into care for young
cardiology patients at CHEO, it became an inspiring reflection of
what we can do when we work together. My special thanks to
Lorie Kane and Brooke Henderson who showed such kindness to
CHEO patient Aurora Amos as she
represented all CHEO cardiology patients this week."
Perth & Smiths Falls
District Hospital Foundation was the 2022 CP Women's Open community
"The Foundation would like to thank CP for their support, which
helped raise $510,000 for cardiac
care at our hospital," said Kristine
Fair, PSFDH Foundation Chair. "Overwhelming community
support paired with the matching initiative that CP provided has
created double the impact for our hospital. Funds raised through
this partnership will allow us to purchase essential cardiac
equipment that our healthcare team needs to provide the quality
care our community deserves."
"CP's continued commitment to leave a meaningful legacy in the
name of the CP Women's Open has been extraordinary," said Golf
Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. "We
are so proud to experience the special impact of CP on the lives of
countless Canadians, and we are thrilled that the CHEO Foundation,
the Perth & Smiths Falls
District Hospital Foundation, and the eastern Ontario community at large will benefit from
their incredible generosity."
On Friday, CP celebrated Lorie
Kane's remarkable golf career as she finished her
30th and final CP Women's Open.
"Lorie has made outstanding contributions to women's golf and
the community, including as a CP Ambassador," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "We cherish
Lorie for her contributions as a CP Ambassador since 2014, and I
look forward to her continuing as a significant member of the CP
team promoting CP Has Heart in the community."
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the
United States with direct links to major ports on the west
and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive
rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the
globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of
freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply
chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
About CP Has Heart
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a
nation, but at its heart is community. CP Has Heart focuses on
improving people's heart health across North America through partnerships,
sponsorships, activities and contributions that fund cardiovascular
research and the best equipment and care for cardiac patients.
Since 2014, CP Has Heart has committed more than $29 million to heart health initiatives in
communities across North America.
And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out
more on cpr.ca.
Dedicated to the best life for every child and youth, CHEO is a
global leader in pediatric health care and research. Based in
Ottawa, CHEO includes a hospital,
children's treatment centre, school and research institute, with
satellite services located throughout Eastern Ontario. CHEO provides excellence in
complex pediatric care, research and education. We are committed to
partnering with families and the community to provide exceptional
care — where, when and how it's needed. CHEO is a partner of the
Kids Come First Health Team, a network of partners in Eastern Ontario working to create a high
quality, standardized and coordinated system for pediatric health
care that is centred around children, youth and their families.
Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from
Eastern Ontario, western
Quebec, Nunavut and Northern
About Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital
The Perth and Smiths Falls
District Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that
works as the fundraising arm for the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Serving more than 60,000 residents within the tri-county region of
Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. It is our mission to work with our
community to raise and steward funds for projects and services for
health care at our hospital.
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