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Monday, October 31, 2011

Alex Lifeson A Brush of Hope painting sold for $7,000
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The Kidney Foundation of Canada's A Brush of Hope charity auction ended yesterday and Alex Lifeson's 8" X 16", acrylic on stretched canvas Sun Dance painting ended up being sold for an astonishing $7,000. Paul at The Canadian Music Scene posted a touching letter from Alex earlier this month explaining why this charity is so important to him:

... A little over 8 years ago, my father passed away after 2 very difficult years of failing health. Both his kidneys ceased to operate and he was on dialysis for over 2 years. Many times, he was nearly lost during his dialysis and it was heartbreaking to watch his demise, and that's why this is especially important to me....

The Brush of Hope charity auction raised a total of $24,000 this year. Congratulations to Alex and all of the other participating artists.

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