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RBC announces a five-year partnership with BCCHF

Posted on 20/01/2016 10:30am

 

Annual family fun-run to assume new name: RBC Run for the Kids 

January 20, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – RBC has just announced a new five-year partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as the title sponsor of the newly named RBC Run for the Kids

RBC Run for the Kids will carry forward a 30--year tradition of the annual family fun run, ChildRun, which saw a record high of 7,000 participants in 2015.

The 2016 RBC Run for the Kids will take place on Sunday, June 5. Through 2020, RBC will be the title sponsor of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s signature running event, formerly known as ChildRun. ChildRun has raised $11 million supporting pediatric oncology research and treatment programs over the last three decades. 

Funds raised through RBC Run for the Kids will continue to support the oncology program, and will also support pediatric mental health initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital.   

“RBC has been a longstanding supporter of child health in BC, and we are thrilled that the strength of this ongoing partnership will come through RBC Run for the Kids,” said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “RBC will help to build on the incredible community momentum created by ChildRun over the past 30 years.”

Chip and Shannon Wilson have been major supporters of ChildRun over the past six years, and are excited to continue their support in 2016 under the RBC Run for the Kids banner. Each year, the Wilson Family has personally contributed a financial match to participants who reach a fundraising goal of $1,000 or more.

“RBC believes that helping kids and youth is one of the best investments a company can make,” said Graham MacLachlan, Regional President, BC, RBC Royal Bank.  “We are extremely pleased that the RBC Run for the Kids will continue to bring families and communities together to help support the important work of BC Children’s Hospital.

About BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute-care hospital dedicated to serving close to one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children’s specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 84,000 children were treated at Children’s Hospital. Funds raised by the foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. For more information visit www.bcchf.ca and follow @BCCHF on Twitter.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in sponsorships. 

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Media Contacts:                                                          

Joanna Newman
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Work: 604.875.2369
Mobile: 604.783.8791  

Ian Colvin
RBC
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Mobile: 604.369.4031