About Our Auction
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All monies collected from this Auction will directly support Kidney Care at St Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario.
Tickets for our October 21st show featuring Wide Mouth Mason can be bought here: https://www.tixr.com/groups/sonicunyon/events/wide-mouth-mason-78002
Guitar Strings and Kidney Things is the continued dream of David Angus, and his father, Ken, who bring awareness and support to kidney care in Hamilton as a result of Ken donating his kidney to David in 1997.
About Guitar Strings and Kidney Things
In 1997, at the age of 19, David Angus would see his lifetime of living with kidney disease come to a head with a series of surgeries at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. First, in June 1997, David would have a dialysis catheter inserted into his chest to prepare for the life sustaining treatment. Next, in August of that year, David would become the first person in Hamilton to have both of his kidneys removed laparoscopically in preparation for an upcoming kidney transplant. This surgery would become so complex, that it would be over two years before this procedure would be regularly practiced.
Then, on October 31st, 1997, David’s Father, Ken Angus, would give him a 2nd chance at life by heroically donating a kidney to David.
In June of 2016, David became aware of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the transplant and wanted to find an initiative to give back. With Ken on board, Guitar Strings and Kidney Things™ was born.
Since 2017, Guitar Strings and Kidney Things™ has raised nearly $50,000 for kidney disease awareness and support in Hamilton, Ontario. On Saturday October 21st, Guitar Strings and Kidney Things™ is back at Bridgeworks in Hamilton to further the cause.
Building off the success of past events, Guitar Strings and Kidney Things™ returns in hopes of raising awareness for kidney disease and supporting St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Kidney Care Program.