2nd Annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup Chairman Bobby Genovese Featured on Toronto Radio Show

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 its success."

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 hospital stays."

"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.

Video with caption: "Video: BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese with Rally Creator Joel Hock". Video available at: http://youtu.be/NX2fkTauiVg

Image with caption: "BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese with Rally Creator Joel Hock (CNW Group/Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140312_C4707_PHOTO_EN_37822.jpg

SOURCE: Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup

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