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Grapes for Humanity charity auction raises over $50,000

Mon, Sep 19, 2011@1:04PM | comments removed/disabled

Rush has sponsored past eBay auctions to benefit Grapes for Humanity and did so again this year, kicking off an auction that began back on September 10th and ran through this past weekend. It was once again a huge success, ending up raising more than $50,000 for the charity! Up for bidding were a Geddy Lee Signed Fender Jazz Bass used on the 2010 Time Machine Tour, an Alex Lifeson Signed Gibson Les Paul Axcess used on the 2011 Time Machine Tour, and a Neil Peart Signed Sabian 20" Chinese Cymbal from the 2011 Time Machine Tour. Geddy Lee posted the following thank you message earlier today:

I would like to take a moment to thank all those fans and friends who participated in the GRAPES UNDER PRESSURE eBay auction to benefit GRAPES FOR HUMANITY CANADA. With your help we managed to raise over $50,000 dollars! When combined with monies raised in our other G.U.P. events we will be able to significantly improve the lives of disadvantaged and injured people around the globe and more immediately will aid THE HALO TRUST in establishing a pilot project in Savannakhet Province, Laos, to address the urgent problem of casualties caused by cluster bombs.

Alex, Neil, myself and the entire G.U.P. Team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Grapes for Humanity is an organization that helps to raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world with the assistance of the international wine community and Geddy Lee is a member of the board of directors.

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