MEMPHIS, TN, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CN, North America's Railroad, announced a $100,000 gift to support FedExFamilyHouse, a home-away-from-home for families traveling to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
The announcement was made during CN's annual shareholders meeting at The Peabody Hotel. In 2014, CN partnered with Le Bonheur for their CN Miracle Match program, which matched donations up to a total of $300,000 to Le Bonheur's public giving campaign, Everyday Heroes. The campaign, along with CN's matching gift, raised more than $780,000 in donations.
The CN gift to FedExFamilyHouse is one of the largest single donations in house's history. FedExFamilyHouse's dining hall will be named in honor of CN's contribution. The house is Le Bonheur's first housing facility for out-of-town families. Since opening in December 2010, the 24 suite facility has served nearly 40,000 people from 40 states and nine countries.
"All of us at Le Bonheur and FedExFamilyHouse appreciate CN's generous support throughout the years," said Le Bonheur President and CEO Meri Armour, MSN/MBA. "CN's gift will help us continue our mission of providing a haven of hope and comfort for our families at no cost to them."
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "We are pleased to announce this donation to support FedExFamilyHouse in serving families with children being treated at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, a hospital with which we have a long-standing relationship. Advancing children's health services in communities along our North American rail network is a key focus of CN's community investment program."
About Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year in a 255-bed state-of-the-art, family-friendly hospital and through community programs and regional clinics. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year.
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FedExFamilyHouse is a home-away-from-home for families of children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Consisting of 24 suites and comfortable common areas, FedExFamilyHouse is provided at no cost to families. Since opening in 2010, FedExFamilyHouse has served nearly 40,000 people. The House is Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold certified.
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN, along with its operating railway subsidiaries, serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.
Image with caption: "CN announces $100,000 donation for FedexFamilyHouse in Memphis, Tenn. Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, presents a $100,000 cheque to Meri Armour, president, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, on April 20, 2015 (CNW Group/CN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150421_C9169_PHOTO_EN_43429.jpg