Three-time LPGA Tour winner and eighth-ranked player in the world, Brooke Henderson is joining Canadian Pacific as its newest ambassador for the CP Women's Open
Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP will once again make a significant donation to the host community by making The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) the official beneficiary of the tournament.
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. A redesigned space, specialized equipment and pediatric specific training will be critically important elements in the health and wellness of CHEO's patients.
Filled with cutting edge technology, this new space will offer young cardiac patients improved diagnoses and treatment. This means safer care, with the lowest possible exposure to radiation, 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.
The 19-year-old Canadian prodigy, born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, won the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic as a Monday qualifier, becoming the first Canadian to win on tour since CP ambassador Lorie Kane in 2001. After that win, and just prior to the start of the 2015 CP Women's Open, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan granted Henderson membership on the tour, a unique allowance as nearly all members must be over the age of 18. Since then, Henderson has taken the LPGA by storm, consistently finishing at, or near, the top of the leaderboard. Learn more >
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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.
$4.3 million has been raised in support of children's heart health in the first three years of CP's title sponsorship of the event.
Priddis Greens & Country Club, August, 2016 Champion: Ariya Jutanugarn $2M raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital
The Vancouver Golf Club, August, 2015 Champion: Lydia Ko$1.2M raised for BC Children's Hospital
London Hunt and Country Club, August, 2014Champion: So Yeon Ryu$1.3M raised for the Children's Health Foundation