Nickelback Accepts BC Charity Challenge

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Chilliwack band Pardon My Striptease, who penned a song for cancer-stricken one-year-old Lilee-Jean Putt, has found a place on the iTunes Rock singles chart just behind province-mates Nickelback and have issued a challenge through local media for the international hitmakers to match funds raised through their charity single, "Pray (For L.J.)". Nickelback has answered the challenge and now calls upon the media to do the same.

“We’re moved by the efforts of Pardon My Striptease to raise money for B.C. Children’s Hospital and are happy and excited to take part. As such, Nickelback will be donating $50,000 to the BC Children's Hospital and we invite both the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun to each join with us and match our pledge,” says Chad Kroeger on behalf of the band. “Being in our own backyard, the story of Lilee-Jean Putt's fight really hit home. We applaud the The Sun and The Province, which have been invaluable in spreading the word and bringing the challenge to our attention and hope they'll demonstrate the same enthusiasm by each matching our donation in this urgently needed and great local cause!"

"But, most importantly," continues Kroeger, "we don't want anyone to lose sight of what this is really about. This is about helping Lilee-Jean Putt and so many other children receiving world class care at our own BC Children's Hospital. We are hopeful others will join us." The song “Pray [for L.J.]” is available now on iTunes and further information on donating can be found at

  1. AmberAllen avatar

    On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 7:05 PM, AmberAllen said:

    You Guys are so sweet and awesome. Donate 50 big ones to BC hospital means so much to me. I wish i could help out and make a pledge but ive been saving all my allowance money this year to buying a VIP ticket to meet you guys next time you play in Calgary. You guys might remember me my name is amber. I met you guys last time you came to Calgary. I was the kick ass one in the wheel chair with the check out these perogies shirt. Love you guys!

  2. Daniela Medeiros avatar

    On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Daniela Medeiros said:

    Great act guys!! You rock! :))

  3. chevysman21 avatar

    On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 1:03 AM, chevysman21 said:

    Its all about the kids,we do what ever we can,keep up the awesome work and I hope more bands will step up.Thanks for the great music.

  4. paulcross avatar

    On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, paulcross said:

    Hope your cause goes well. children need all the help and support possible, one of the reasons im doing a charity free fall. keep up the great work :)

  5. T1 avatar

    On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 8:54 PM, T1 said:

    THANKS for stepping up to the cause Nickelback - I am a devoted fan once again !!

  6. evunder avatar

    On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM, evunder said:

    Nickelback gives so much with their lyrics and music, you make people feel good on a daily basis. Donating to BC Children's Hospital really proves how amazing you guys are! :D Hope your pledge is matched 10 fold. Just can't imagine what it would be like with a child in the hospital fighting for their life. To making a difference!......Can't wait to see you all in concert!! Ready and waiting to be rocked.

  7. FanGirlMom avatar

    On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:35 AM, FanGirlMom said:

    seeing all the stuff you guys do for charity only makes me love you more! Would that everyone took such an interest in helping out their fellow man HOWEVER they are able!

  8. Sophie avatar

    On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:25 AM, Sophie said:

    Every media should donate for sick kids. I always give for children's hospital because i got 3 healthy kids and i know that I'm really lucky. PLEASE, GIVE FOR SICK KIDS...THEY COULD BE YOURS ONE DAY ...

  9. GoGo avatar

    On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:36 PM, GoGo said:

    I think all media should donate to the children's hospital! they need donations! That is awesome that your donating, I would if i had a job!