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Rush Contribute To Gord Downie Fund For Brain Cancer Research

12/05/2016
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(Prog) Rush are to make a $40,000 donation to the Gord Downie Fund For Brain Cancer Research. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will be honoured with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards ceremony in Toronto on April 20, 2017.

The award includes $40,000 to be made to the recipient's charity of choice - and Rush have decided to direct the funds to The Tragically Hip singer Downie's charity.

Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year which resulted in his band playing a series of final shows - culminating in a sold-out performance in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario which was televised live globally.

Rush say in a statement: "We are pleased to direct this generous donation from the Allan Slaight Humanitarian award to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook." Read more here.

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