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Wednesday, November 7 ~ An Artful Bid to Aid Kidney Research

In a broadening stroke of inspiration, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, through its Western Ontario Chapter, is rolling on with its unique and creative way to raise funds - auctioning off paintings by well-known Canucks. Last year’s “A Brush of Hope” campaign raised over $16,000 to fund kidney research in Canada.

Allison Crowe welcomes this encore opportunity to join dozens of Canadian celebrities including musicians, comedians, athletes and academics creating one-of-a kind-paintings which are now on sale on eBay, with the auction ending November 12th.

A Brush of Hope - Kidney Foundation of Canada - Ontario - 2007 Campaign

 This Fall, Crowe performed in concert at the Waterloo Community Arts Centre, as part of a day-long paint-in and celebration. Tim Fox, Senior Development Manager of The Kidney Foundation of Canada and his enthusiastic crew are now readying to exhibit the artworks at an “Arts & Laughs Gala” to happen this November 9 in Kitchener, Ontario.

Almost 100 paintings have been received. These include individual works of art by Allison Crowe and fellow Canadians Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), musicians Natalie McMaster, Jesse Cook, Tegan Quin and sister Sara Quin (AKA Tegan and Sara), Lisa Brokop, comedian Brent Butt, Calgary Stampeder John Comiskey, Roger Montgomery (Actor/photographer), Michael Smith (Chef) and many more contributors.

You can see here the full list of artists and see the paintings

All of these works, including Allison Crowe’s piece, are for sale now on eBay, with all proceeds going to kidney research.  Research done in Canada is important not only to Canadians, but to ALL people suffering from kidney disease because advancements of this kind are soon shared worldwide. To see all the works available for bidding, visit eBay here 

Here is a direct link to Allison's pastel for bidding on eBay. 

And for viewing @ the Kidney Foundation website, here’s where to find a paintings index

And, here’s a link to see Allison Crowe’s 2007 artwork (also pictured below).

 Allison’s 2006 painting for “A Brush of Hope” is now in a private collection.

Please remember to support the cause this weekend!

Sláinte, Adrian

A Brush of Hope - Kidney Foundation of Canada 2007 Campaign - Allison Crowe pastel

Allison Crowe's pastel for A Brush of Hope - Kidney Foundation of Canada's 2007 campaign 



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