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6th annual ‘KISS CF Goodbye’ coming to Toronto’s historic Opera House


TORONTO, June 24, 2022 – KISS CF GOODBYE is the annual Toronto fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and for this its sixth year, the event is being held on September 24th, 2022 at the Historic Opera House located at 735 Queen St East in Toronto, all to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

This event marks the first in three years due the the pandemic, and over the last 5 years, ‘KISS CF Goodbye’ surpassed all or its expectations raising over $60,000 with over 2,400 in attendance.

Event organisers say, “Our magical fundraiser #6 will be a night to remember with incredible music, fun, and prizes, you do not want to miss this night!”

The evening will be hosted by Rudy Blair and will highlight world-class musicians performing electrically charged sets throughout the night. Some of the performers include:

Rock and Roll Over, Canada’s premier KISS Tribute band who pride themselves on being a late ’70s era authentic’ tribute to KISS’. Complete with authentic make-up and presenting authentic KISS-owned guitars, identical costumes, including the actual voice of KISS MC-Paul Stanley’s guitar tech Fran on performance intro. Truly, a magical KISS experience!

The AC/DC Show Canada, an authentic audio/visual recreation of the legendary Australian band. They have nailed the look, the Sound, and the explosive hits! They will have attendees shaking ‘all night long.’

Loonie Tunes – A Tribute To Canadian Rock Featuring an incredible lineup of top-level musicians who have toured the world, Loonie Tunes brings you iconic Canadian Rock songs from Rush, Saga, Honeymoon Suite, Bryan Adams, The Tragically Hip and so much more!!!! Guaranteed to put the party in full swing with note-for-note versions of the songs that have never left your heart!

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

According to the Mayo clinic, “Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. In people with CF, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as lubricants, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.”

Why do the KISS CF Goodbye fundraiser in Toronto? Tori Taskas, 24 has cystic fibrosis and explains:

“My name Is Tori Taskas, I’m 24 from Toronto, and I have cystic fibrosis. If you saw me in my everyday life you would think I’m just a normal teenager. I’m a full-time student, I like to go out and have fun with my friends, I love to sing and play music, and I do everything I can to enjoy life to the fullest. What most people don’t see is all the hard work I put in behind the scenes to stay healthy every day. I was diagnosed with CF at birth. Growing up you could say I had a pretty normal childhood. It wasn’t until I was around seven years old that I had to be admitted into the hospital for the first time. I don’t remember much of that hospital visit, but I do remember seeing my dad cry for the first time and me telling him it would be okay (Can you imagine that?). Fortunately, I recovered quickly and went six whole years without ever being hospitalized again.”

Doors open at 7:30 PM with show time at 8:00 PM running till 11:59 PM.

NOTE: this is a 19+ EVENT and tickets for this event generally sell out fast! For more info visit http://www.kisscfgoodbye.com


Saturday September 24th, 2022


The Opera House


735 Queen Street East, Toronto


Doors open at 7:30pm.

Show starts at 8:00pm

by Terry Lankstead

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