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Posted: July 27, 2016

National celebration showing at Key City

The Canadian Cancer Society is partnering with venues across Canada to host live screenings of the Tragically Hip’s concert in Kingston, Ontario on August 20.

We are excited to announce that Key City Theatre in Cranbrook is partnering with the society in order to broadcast the concert to fans of the Hip while raising critically needed funds for brain cancer research.

Hip posterThe CBC, which is airing the concert live 6:30 p.m. (MDT), is working with the society to grant the broadcast rights to venues who want to screen the concert. Fans who attend the Key City Theatre screening will be encouraged to donate to the newly established Brain Cancer Research Fund in honour of Gord Downie.

In May, Downie – the lead singer for the band – revealed he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a currently incurable brain cancer. He is one of 3,000 Canadians who will be told this year that they have brain cancer.

It is expected that nearly 2,000 Canadians will die from the disease this year. Brain cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in children aged 0-14 and the second most common cause of cancer death among older adolescents and young adults aged 15-29. Glioblastoma is the most common type of brain cancer in adults and one with an average survival of less than 15 months after diagnosis.

Despite the Canadian Cancer Society investing $10 million in the last five years in brain cancer research projects across the country, there is still a long way to go. Survival rates are low and we can’t fund brain cancer research without help from generous donors.

Join us on August 20 at Key City Theatre for the concert, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, and raise funds for the fight against brain cancer.

Admission by donation at the door, assigned seating, tickets available in advance at the Key City Theatre Box office or on line at www.keycitytheatre.com.

Tickets will be available to Key City Members Wednesday, July 27 and general public Friday, July 29.

To donate to the brain cancer research fund – text the word FIGHT to 20222, visit cancer.ca/brainresearch or call 1-800-268-8874.

Canadian Cancer Society


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