Canadian Stars Unite Against Cancer
Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors PlCanadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors Place. Each artist is working for free, enabling the project to funnel all its revenues to the BC Cancer Foundation. The goal is to raise $1 million to help build a new cancer research facility.
"Cancer affects all of us so deeply, so personally," McLachlan said in a statement. "I hope the community will support us in making the dream of building a leading-edge cancer research facility in Vancouver a reality. By supporting cancer research, we can come one step closer to stopping this devastating disease."
Each of the artists participating in the show have been directly affected by cancer. Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Kevin Hearn's leukemia has been in remission since 2001. "I am living proof that thanks to research there is hope and progress in fighting cancer," he said, "and the Barenaked Ladies and myself are willing to do whatever we can to help further cancer research."
Tickets for the concert go on sale Aug. 17 via Ticketmaster, with prices ranging from $79.50 to $129.50 Canadian.
Event organizer Shane Bourbonnais, vice president of Clear Channel Entertainment, chose the date to honor his late wife Michele, who lost her battle with cervical cancer on Oct. 10, 2001.