Gord Downie’s Fund for Brain Cancer Research to Receive 25K from The Bridle Bash Foundation

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TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bridle Bash Foundation has just announced that it is making a
$25,000 donation to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Gord Downie, the lead singer of
the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, shared with the public this
past spring that he is suffering from an incurable and terminal
glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) Stage 4 brain tumor.

The Bridle Bash Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to
registered Canadian charities that focus on health research, treatment
and support for adults and children. Comprised entirely of volunteers,
its goal it to raise money and public awareness for organizations in
need.

The Bridle Bash Foundation has a soft spot in its heart for Gord Downie
and The Tragically Hip. On August 3rd, 2013, the band performed at their
fundraising concert, Bridle Bash V. A total of $1,000,000.00 dollars was
raised from that event, enabling the Foundation to provide financial
grants to over 20 different charities including major donations to Mount
Sinai Hospital and the Red Door Family Shelter.

The Tragically Hip singer is currently being treated at Sunnybrook
Health Sciences Centre, where the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer
Research is housed. The Bridle Bash Foundation’s donation of $25,000,
will go towards research investigating new drugs, surgical techniques
and genetic therapies to treat incurable brain cancers. Glioblastoma
multiforme is the most common and aggressive form of incurable brain
cancer, affecting children and adults of all ages without any genetic
predisposition.

Sunnybrook treats 250 GBM patients every year, with an average survival
rate of 14-18 months, even with aggressive chemotherapy and radiation
treatments.

As of today, a substantial amount has been donated online to the Gord
Downie Fund for Brain Cancer. Donations can be made at
sunnybrook.ca/gord
and daily updates are available on the website.

The Tragically Hip band has released multiple studio albums, LPs and
singles, with nine albums reaching Number 1 in Canada, and have received
numerous Canadian Music awards. Their final concert, held at the Rogers
K-Rock Centre in Kingston on August 20, 2016 entertained 9,000 fans and
was broadcast globally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

For more information on The Bridle Bash Foundation, contact info@bridlebash.com,
(416) 840.4281, or 3351 Dundas Street, West Toronto ON M6P 2A6 http://www.bridlebash.org/

Contacts

The Bridle Bash Foundation
Marnie Salsky, 416-659-6913
marnie@bridlebash.com