Geddy Lee To Receive Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
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For His “Commitment to Philanthropy”
Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee was honored last Saturday, September 11, with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the nonprofit Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). It took place at a gala in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This recognition is for his “commitment to philanthropy,” which includes Toronto Food Bank, Alberta Floods, Doctors Without Borders, Grapes For Humanity, United Way, Canadian Museum For Human Rights and Casey House. In addition, he also supports brain cancer research that caused the death of Rush drummer Neil Peart.
“APJ is comprised of artists, advocates and creatives across all disciplines who believe in the power of artists to change the world,” a statement on the organization’s website reads. “We believe that everyone has the creative capacity and voice to make a difference and that [we must] leverage our collective talent to help create a more just and peaceful world.”
Meanwhile, Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson recently teased that he’s working on a “super-secret” project with Lee.
“Geddy is somewhere between my surrogate father and imaginary big brother,” Robertson told Classic Rock magazine. “I love him so much. I was in the studio with him yesterday for a super-secret project that I can’t talk about.”