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Suzanne Rogers honoured for work with Boost charity

Philanthropist Suzanne Rogers and a high school student were honoured on Tuesday for their work with child abuse prevention charity Boost.

“I’ve been involved with children’s charities for a while and they’re very close to my heart,” said Rogers, wife of Edward Rogers, deputy chairman of Rogers Communications Inc., which owns Citytv and CityNews.

“This charity helps the most vulnerable people,” she said.

Rogers was given the Making A Difference award for her philanthropic work.

Meanwhile, student Emily Badgley created two public service announcements (PSA) for a school project at Etobicoke School of the Arts. The PSAs, which she showed to Boost in May, show two services offered by the charity: art therapy and court preparation.

Rogers Media has agreed to air the ads nationwide during October, which is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. They will be shown on Citytv and Omni.

Byron Capital Markets was also honoured by Boost with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Partnerships.