Love to rock out on air guitar to Canada’s most classic tune? Heck, what self-respecting Canuck doesn’t?
The once-in-a-lifetime chance to let loose with the man behind the iconic rock anthem “Life is a Highway” is coming to Toronto next month, at a fundraiser to benefit the Morton & Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre. The exclusive event is headlined by Tom Cochrane, who will perform as part of the Shake It Up For Parkinson’s fundraiser. Proceeds for the event go to benefit research into the neurodegenetive disease.
Cochrane will be one of hundreds present at the fundraiser to help build better lives and brighter futures for Canadians living with Parkinson’s. To prepare guests for what guarantees to be an unforgettable night, we share ten facts about Cochrane to leave you inspired for more.
- Tom’s 1991 album Mad Mad World topped six million sales worldwide.
- Tom’s father had Parkinson’s disease and Tom is dedicated to research to explore treatments and cures. Proceeds from his 2002 single Just Like Ali fund Parkinson’s research.
- Tom holds the highest honour for a Canadian citizen, the Order of Canada.
- Tom purchased his first guitar at age 11, funding his purchase by selling a toy train set.
- Tom holds his very own key to the City of Winnipeg.
- Tom has been inducted onto Canada’s Walk of Fame with some great company. The same year, Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrell and children’s author Robert Munsch were also inducted.
- Tom has received seven Juno’s over the course of his career.
- Well known for his story-telling skills, Tom is nicknamed the “Thinking Man’s Rocker”.
- Tom was awarded the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award in recognition of his extensive charitable efforts.
- Tom has a pilot’s licence and enjoys flying his very own float plane.
To learn more about the living legend, come to the Capitol Theatre for the Shake It Up for Parkinson’s event. We hope to see you there. Make sure to bring your finest air guitar skills!
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*Don’t miss a special evening with rock legend Tom Cochrane in support of the Morton & Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital. Set in the fabulous Capital Event Theatre, the event will include an open bar, great food, a silent auction and amazing entertainment.