(Hamilton, ON) When Gord Bamford was asked to perform at the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario as part of the kick off to the 2011 Country Music Week by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), Bamford felt it was important to give the kids more than just a song.
He donated $10,000 from his Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation to the McMaster Children’s Hospital to assist with their health care programs at a special presentation held this afternoon.
“I regularly visit children’s hospitals, and I love giving back to those who need it most,” explained Bamford, after performing for the children. “I enjoy connecting with those kids who are so positive, even when faced with such adversity. I am just a guy with a guitar. But I have seen first-hand, the power of music when it comes to healing. I can only hope my donation will make a difference to those children currently at the McMaster Children’s Hospital.” Bamford won the CCMA’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2010.
Bamford, a seven-time CCMA award winner, and two-time Juno Award nominee, has been nominated in four CCMA award categories for 2011: Single of the Year (My Daughter’s Father), Songwriter(s) of the Year (Put Some Alcohol on It), and CMT Video of the Year (My Daughter’s Father). Bamford was again nominated in the exclusive Male Artist of the Year category.
McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada that serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Each year MCH has approximately 180,000 visits to our subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards and operating rooms.