This year, we partnered with another great Calgary company and tournament sponsor, Westjet, to create a very special video that celebrates two talented athletes – Brooke Henderson and Lorie Kane.
Ariya Jutanugarn topped one of the deepest fields on the LPGA tour, including dozens of recent Olympians, to win the Canadian Pacific Women's Open title, with local kids also winning big thanks to CP's $2 million donation to the Alberta Children's Hospital in support of pediatric cardiac care and research.
CP's donation, one of the largest on the LPGA tour, will support the hospital in researching the development of "liquid biopsy," a non-invasive procedure that doctors hope will replace invasive tissue biopsies currently used to determine if a child's transplanted heart is being attacked by his or her immune system. This new approach, in combination with the advanced DNA sequencing technologies at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, can also be used to make a genetic diagnosis for congenital heart disease before a baby is born.
"As a member of the cardiology team at the Alberta Children's Hospital, I am thrilled with the support they have received from the tournament," said Dr. Steven Greenway, Pediatric Cardiologist, Alberta Children's Hospital. "For more than 25 years, the cardiology team at the Alberta Children's Hospital has been providing leading-edge care for kids in our community. This incredible gift will be used to take our research even further from the lab to the clinic as we develop new, non-invasive tests and personalized treatments for children with heart conditions."
Meet our CP Ambassadors
8 year old Alexa Castillo knows her heart is special and that "only half of it works". She's had multiple open heart surgeries and will need a lifetime of care from cardiac specialists. She is a determined, happy little girl who loves playing piano, taking silly videos of herself and is one of the fastest kids on her soccer team.
LPGA Tour professional
Lorie Kane has triumphed on the golf course, represented Canada and is recognized as a leader for the sport. As a CP Ambassador, she embodies our ongoing support of women's golf through the CP Women's Open, and helps us elevate CP Has Heart as we continue to raise money and awareness for heart health.
The 2017 tournament
To coincide with Canada 150 celebrations, the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women's Open will return to the nation's capital and the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club from August 21 to 27, 2017. Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP will once again make a significant donation to the host community. Details regarding the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women's Open will be announced soon.
$2.3 million has been raised in support of children's heart health in the first two years of CP's title sponsorship of the event.
The Vancouver Golf Club, August 17-23, 2015Champion: Lydia Ko
$1.2M raised for BC Children's Hospital
London Hunt and Country Club, August 18-24, 2014Champion: So Yeon Ryu
$1.1M raised for the Children's Health Foundation