Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform a benefit concert for the BC Cancer Foundation on October 10 at the Vancouver General Motors Place. The goal is to raise $1 million to help build a new cancer research facility, and each artist is reportedly donating their time.
"Cancer affects all of us so deeply, so personally," McLachlan said in a statement. "I hope the community will support us in making the dream of building a leading-edge cancer research facility in Vancouver a reality. By supporting cancer research, we can come one step closer to stopping this devastating disease."
Event organizer Shane Bourbonnais, vice president of Clear Channel Entertainment, chose the date to honor his late wife Michele, who lost her battle with cervical cancer on Oct. 10, 2001.