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Kids with Cancer Tour of Hope gets big Kiss from Gene Simmons

Kiss bassist vocalist Gene Simmons has made sure our Kids with Cancer Le Tour of Hope biking campaign will top $400,000 this year.

And the final success of Pinot on the Patio at the Royal Glenora Club is due to Global TV's Gord Steinke.

"I met the Kiss tour bus driver's mom on a motorcycle charity ride and she suggested to her son, Billy Wapshott, that Gene would maybe help me raise money for a charity with a signed bass guitar," says Steinke.

"I fired off an e-mail to Gene's assistant, and within four days had a reply saying he would donate not one, but two signed guitars."

Simmons autographed them Saturday in Fort McMurray and the tour bus dropped them off Sunday at Global.

Steinke has been involved with the Kids With Cancer motorcycle rides, Revving up for Kids and the Parade of Heroes for years and serves on the charity's board of directors.

"It was a no-brainer where the money should go," he said.

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Other items that will make sure a record amount is raised tonight at Pinot on the Patio: a scenic flight over the Rockies; a WestJet return flight for two to any WestJet destination; a luxury Hennessy cognac tasting for eight at Ruth's Chris; and a dinner for 10 in the south-side Italian Centre. Tickets at the door are $60.

1 comment:

  1. my Grandson resently met with Mr Simmons and Gord Steinke to say thank you to Gene Simmons for all the help he has done for the kids with cancer today is Aug.8th 2011 I was watching the 6:00 news and Gord Steinke told the storie he also said we could see more on Gene Simmons with Nayt Badard but I was not able to find it. could you PLEASE help me thank you


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