Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tragically Hip Tour Raises More Than $1M for Brain Cancer Research in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tragically Hip Tour Raises More Than $1M for Brain Cancer Research in Canada

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Hip tour raises over $1M for cancer research

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TORONTO - The Canadian Cancer Society and the Sunnybrook Foundation say the Tragically Hip's recent tour has raised more than $1 million for brain cancer research in Canada.

The Sunnybrook Foundation says donations totalling nearly $800,000 have been made to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.

The fund -- named for the band's lead singer -- is designed to give brain cancer researchers the tools to help beat brain cancers that are currently unbeatable.

Dr. Sian Bevan of the Canadian Cancer Society says the almost $400,000 in donations it has received will support Canadian Cancer Trials Group -- which is based out of Queen's University in the Hip's hometown of Kingston, Ont. -- as it tests new ways to treat or manage cancer. …

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