Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rush to be honored with humanitarian award

Rush will be honored with the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award as part of Canada’s Juno Awards this spring.

The honor recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada.

“We are sincerely grateful to be recognized as this year’s recipients of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award,” said the band. “We are proud, honoured and humbled to be in the company of all Canadians who find it within their hearts to help those in need.”

“We are proud to be recognizing Rush’s noble legacy with this award,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “The group’s dedication to countless charities and organizations over the course of their career is truly remarkable. Their tenacity and spirit serves as an inspiration to all of us, and we salute them for all of their exceptional work.”

Over the course of their 40-year career, the members of Rush have supported a wide variety of causes – the Toronto Food Bank, United Way, amFAR, Doctors Without Border, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Kidney Foundation Of Canada, Little Kids Rock, Grapes For Humanity Canada, the Chilean Red Cross and Alberta Flood Relief, among others.

Rush will be presented with the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on March 14 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Rush are expected to tour this year and, recently, the first pair of 2015 concert dates by the group appear to have been leaked by Tickemaster – including shows in Boston and New York.

See also:

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