TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will take place in Muskoka, Ontario on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), announced Chairman Bobby Genovese.
Now in its second year, the highly successful Boat Rally event is almost nearly SOLD OUT. More than $650,000 was raised at last year's inaugural Boat Rally, which is a continuation of the extremely successful Car Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup, which began in 2008, raising more than $12 million over the past six years for SickKids.
Genovese is also announcing his added role as Chairman of the 2014 Car Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup. "I couldn't pass up the opportunity to add to the success that we've been having and the extraordinary contribution that is being made to SickKids," says Genovese, Chairman, BG Capital Group and BG Signature Properties. "After last year's incredibly successful sold-out event we look forward to seeing old friends and to meeting new ones. 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 last year 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.
SOURCE BG Capital Group