Friday, January 17, 2014

Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed Raise $450,000 At Barrett-Jackson Auto Show For Canadian Children's Hospital | Photo:

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed helped raise $450,000 tonight to help build a Children's hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada by auctioning off a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck called 'Snakebit' at the Barrett-Jackson auto show in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gene himself put in a bid of $300,000 which escalated the final bid to $450,000.

Shannon Tweed spoke before the auction started, stating:
"I was born in the province called Newfoundland," she said. "My mom had to move with her seven children back to a province called Saskatchewan. She started working at a hospital; she became head of the hospital. So I was keenly aware there was no children's hospital in our town and it's a shame. We're one of two provinces in Canada that doesn't have one, and we're going to try and make it happen tonight with your help."
To sweeten the auction deal -- Gene Simmons invited the winner of the auction backstage to a KISS concert in the winner's town as his guest, and a personally signed guitar. And also..."lap dance".