Sunday, April 29, 2012

Canadian Superstars George Canyon And Dean Brody Give Back

Canyon is about to embark on a five-city tour to promote living an active lifestyle with Type 1 diabetes. Canyon was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 14 and will encourage adults and children living with diabetes to live a life without limits.

Canyon will perform at the Park Theatre on May 16 in Winnipeg, where he’ll be joined by “Diabetes Heroes,” who will provide an evening of inspiration and entertainment for those affected by Type 1 diabetes.

Admission to the event is free. Seating is limited and reserved for individuals and families living with Type 1 diabetes, with a maximum of five seats per RSVP.

Before Brody became an award winning Canadian country artist, he made a promise to himself that he would do something good with his fame if he ever became successful.

That promise led him to create The Dean Brody Foundation and focusing his efforts on saving young girls trapped as child prostitutes in Brazil. However, the difficulty of attacking a problem so large was something that the 36-year-old never anticipated.
Learning that many of these young girls' parents and older relatives were involved in arranging encounters with older men was a tough realization that Brody did not expect. It makes getting them out of their current situation that much harder because Brazil doesn't have the social networks Canada does.
 Brody plans on returning to Brazil this June, schedule permitting, to visit the foundation's safe house in the Pedreira favela in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  -- Canadian Country Music Association

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