September 1, 2022

Born Ruffians headline Guitar Strings and Kidney Things supporting St. Joe’s

Guitar Strings and Kidney Things returns this fall! Don’t fight the feeling, join us to see Toronto-based indie rock band Born Ruffians on Saturday, October 1 at Bridgeworks, while raising funds to support kidney care at St. Joe’s.

Guitar Strings and Kidney Things is a benefit concert organized by David & Ken Angus. In 1997, at the age of 19, David received a kidney transplant from his father, Ken. This marked a new start in David’s life after living with kidney disease since he was six months old. As the 20th anniversary of his transplant approached in 2016, David decided that he wanted commemorate the occasion by giving back to others living with kidney disease. A lifelong music fan, David came up with the idea to host a charity concert to raise awareness and support other Hamiltonians living with kidney disease. He ran the idea past his father, Ken, and once he was on board Guitar Strings and Kidney Things was born.

Their first event was held in 2017 at Collective Arts Brewery to a sold-out crowd raising approximately $14,000 for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. David and Ken organized the second iteration of Guitar Strings and Kidney Things in 2019, raising $27,000 for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the revitalization of our Charlton Campus dialysis unit. St. Joe’s Foundation is pleased to return as the grateful the beneficiary of this year’s concert.

Come see Born Ruffians play a concert for a cause this October and celebrate the 25th anniversary of David’s kidney transplant at St. Joe’s. Every ticket sold will support kidney care at our Hospital. Click here to learn more and get your tickets.

This event also has an online silent auction with over $6,000 in fantastic items available. Click here to view the full catalogue and bid today!

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