Video: BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese with Rally Creator Joel Hock
TORONTO, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese
took to the airwaves last weekend inviting listeners to join him in the
Muskokas on Saturday, July 19, 2014 for the charity boat rally that he is once again chairing to raise
money for The Hospital for Sick Children - Canada's leading centre
dedicated to pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Last year's two-day event raised $680,000.
"We are honoured to play a role in helping publicize this important
charity event," says Jake Thomas, producer/director of TheRealEstateTalkShow. "It is our honor and duty to help such a worthy cause and assist in
The Rally is a continuation of the extremely successful Car Rally for
Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup, which has raised $13 million since its
inception in 2008.
"After last year's incredibly successful sold-out event we look forward
to seeing old friends and to meeting new ones who register as a team or
a sponsor for the spots that remain," says Genovese, Chairman of the
Board, BG Capital Group and BG Signature Properties. "Our efforts are helping the spectrum of what's needed-from
groundbreaking research and treatment to practical advancements like
'chemotherapy backpacks' that free young patients from confining
"It is our hope to not only increase awareness of the cause but to
continue to raise much needed funds to help children in their fight
against cancer," said Joel Hock, creator of the Rally for Kids with
Cancer events who was applauded by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen
Joseph Harper, PC, MP, for his extraordinary effectiveness and
leadership in helping such a worthy cause.
"This is a testament to what can be done when philanthropic individuals
unite with one shared vision: the health and well being of our
children," said Hock. Cancer is the most common cause of
disease-related death among Canadian children.
Treating approximately 360 new cancer patients each year SickKids is
renowned for its world-class patient care, research, education and
advocacy. Through donor support, SickKids has become a charity that
strategically invests in research and training programs that have the
potential to improve the health of children across Canada and around
the world. http://www.boatrallyforkids.com.
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SOURCE: Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup
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