Monday, May 2, 2011

Rush: autographed guitar part of Autism auction

Rush fans take note.

The Geneva Centre for Autism is holding their annual gala and art auction - The Autists - on Tuesday, May 17th at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto.

The evening is set to be a celebration of the arts, showcasing the passionate link between art, artists and autism. Proceeds will support Geneva Centre for Autism programs that benefit over 4,000 Toronto children and youth with autism.

“More children are now diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined,” says Margaret Whelan, Geneva Centre for Autism’s Executive Director. “Autism is the fastest‐growing developmental disability in the world. Today, the need for specialized services and support is more important than ever.”

RushIsABand reports that, in the lead-up to the event, the Centre is running an online silent auction which includes a 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Model guitar that was signed by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart at Rush's show in Hamilton, ON on April 19th.

The guitar includes a certificate of authenticity and is valued at $1,299.

The center is accepting pre-bids on the guitar up until 3:30PM on May 16, 2011. As of this post, the current bid was an appropriate $2,112.

For more information and to place your bid go here.

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Rush: Neil Peart featured in FREE digital magazine, iDrum