Brain Cancer Survivor’s Tribute to the Hip’s Gord Downie Inspires Generous Giving

A couple of weeks ago, an open letter to Gord Downie appeared on this site. The writer was a Nova Scotia woman who survived brain cancer herself and just wanted to offer Gord a message of love and support.

After post appeared, other media started calling with hopes of reaching Christianne. Messages were relayed and contact was made with several media outlets in Nova Scotia. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada stepped in. Touched by Christina’s efforts, they have pledged to double every donation made on DearGord.Ca, the Gord Downie tribute site set up by another fan.

You can donate on the website or create a tribute post with the hashtag #deargord to be featured on the homepage.

Take a look at her appearance on CTV Morning Live in Halifax.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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