Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gene Simmons helps raise $450K for Saskatoon children's hospital

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons helped raise $450,000 for a hospital in Saskatchewan through an auction of a custom truck.

The silver rebuilt 1956 F-100 Ford pickup truck, nicknamed Snakebit, went up for auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The money raised will go toward building a children's hospital in Saskatchewan, which is one of the only provinces that doesn't yet have one. The hospital would be situated in Saskatoon, where Simmons' wife, Shannon Tweed, grew up.

Simmons offered to help raise the sale price at the auction by pledging that if the bidding went higher than $1 million, he'd give the winning bidder a signed guitar, as well as something a little more personal.

"I'm looking for a million dollars," he said, according to CBC. "If you want me to sign it, come over to your house, cook dinner for you, whatever you need, lap dance."

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