Rush will be honoured with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at Canadian Music Week in April. Part of the award is a $40,000 donation to a charity of the band’s choice and the group decided to send it to Gord.
“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. Many Canadian families have been affected either directly or indirectly by this terrible disease. Through Gord’s courageous efforts this cause is now getting the attention it desperately deserves. As a fellow musician and friend it’s our turn to help support his efforts to fight Brain Cancer now.” – RUSH