Forbes Travel Guide Announces Philanthropic Partnership with Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

ATLANTA - November 1, 2023 - Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG") - the global authority on luxury hospitality - today announced its philanthropic partnership with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research ("Rally"). The national 501(c)(3) non-profit empowers volunteers across the United States to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures.

"Forbes Travel Guide is honored to serve as a Rally Foundation partner to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families," said Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. "As a philanthropic partner, we are dedicated to supporting the amazing work Rally does for patients and families, as well as Rally's advocacy and funding for ground-breaking research in the field."

"We are excited to have Forbes Travel Guide join the Rally family," said Dean Crowe, Founder and CEO of Rally. "Both organizations are committed to excellence, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship supporting families fighting the childhood cancer beast while we continue to advocate and invest in the research that is so desperately needed."

FTG will participate in the annual Rally Benefit Bash on November 10, 2023, which is co-chaired by Jeff Arnold, CEO of Sharecare, and Henry Ting, M.D., CHO of Delta Air Lines. Last year's Benefit Bash raised more than $3.3 million in critical funding for advances in the fight against childhood cancer.

For the Rally Benefit Bash auction, Forbes Travel Guide Star-Rated hotels came together to donate luxury hotel packages and experiences. The participating hotels are ATELIER Playa Mujeres (Cancun, Mexico); Baccarat Hotel New York; Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla; Halekulani, Honolulu; Half Moon (Jamaica); La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin; Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu, Hawaii); The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Naples, Fla.); De L'Europe Amsterdam; Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte Hotel (Brussels); Palazzo Ripetta (Rome); and Waldorf Astoria Washington DC.

Participating restaurants include Gabriel Kreuther (New York), La Mer (at Halekulani Honolulu), and The Bazaar by Jose Andres (Los Angeles). Special support has been donated by Les Clefs d'Or and Empire CLS, a chauffeured hospitality service.

Travel professionals donating their services include Taylor Bovarnick, Magma Global; Alisa Cohen, Luxe Traveler Club; Kimberly Georgi, Luxury Travel Design by Kimberly; Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer, Live Well, Travel Often; Sam Lieberman, We Know Hotels; Patrick Millard, The Travel Maestro; and Amy Siegal, Valerie Wilson Travel.

Rally will also be featured as FTG's philanthropic partner for The Summit 2024, FTG's premier invitation-only gathering of the luxury travel and hospitality industry, as well as through additional activations in 2024.

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About Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research:
Every day, 47 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to help scientists find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Rally has awarded $29.4 million in grants since its founding in 2005.The nonprofit has also successfully advocated for more than $159 million from the U.S. Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) given directly to researchers specifically for cancers in children, adolescents, and young adults since 2017. Rally Foundation has a perfect 100 rating from Charity Navigator and GuideStar's highest rating. Rally Foundation has also received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. For every dollar raised, 93 cents supports Rally Foundation's mission To learn more about us, visit and follow Rally Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.