Four-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson is Canadian Pacific's newest ambassador for the CP Women's Open
Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP made a donation of $2,000,000 to The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the official beneficiary of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.
The total donation is the result of several fundraising efforts. Through CP Birdies for Heart, CP contributed $5,000 for each birdie made by a player on the 15th hole during tournament play. A total of 45 birdies represents a $225,000 donation. CP also matched all donations made online at www.cheoheart.com from April 1 to the end of the tournament.
For a complete overview of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, visit www.cpwomensopen.com/
Congenital heart disease is the world's leading birth defect and the doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO treat over 600 babies, toddlers, pre-teens and teens with heart related issues each year. In an effort to better care for all of these patients, CHEO will be embarking on a $1.8 million renovation that will merge the hospital's Catheterization Lab and the Interventional Suite.
Filled with cutting edge technology, this new space will offer young cardiac patients improved diagnoses and treatment. This means safer care, less invasive procedures, in some cases the elimination of surgery altogether and faster recovery times to help get them home as quickly as possible.
"Technological advancements offering the clearest and most concise images for our doctors are a vital element of the Catheterization Lab and Interventional Suite upgrade that will be funded with the help of CP's "Beautiful Hearts" campaign," said Kevin Keohane, CHEO Foundation President and CEO. "The result will be a technologically advanced suite that will allow doctors and technologists to more accurately diagnose, and more gently treat, vulnerable young patients."
Born with a rare type of congenital heart malformation, Zander Zatylny underwent two open heart surgeries by age one. Now seven, Zander has had eight stents placed into both his right and left pulmonary arteries to improve blood flow. He requires regular monitoring and will need future interventions. He will benefit first-hand from the new Catheterization Lab and Interventional Suite's real-time, 3D imaging that will guide his physicians during future procedures.
Four-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson is Canadian Pacific's newest ambassador for the
CP Women's Open.
The Canadian prodigy, born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, has now won four times on the LPGA tour, including the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Henderson is also a graduate of Golf Canada's National Amateur Squad and Young Pro Squad supported by CP, which marked the beginning of her relationship with the railway.
"We are proud of our association with Brooke, the Henderson family, and Smiths Falls and look forward to watching her throughout the summer as we approach the CP Women's Open in Ottawa at the end of August." - Keith Creel, CP's President and CEO
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.
$4.5 million has been raised in support of children's heart health in the first three years of CP's title sponsorship of the event.
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