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Rush auctioning signed drum, cymbal for cancer charity

Rush drummer Neil Peart.
Rush drummer Neil Peart. Rob Shanahan

TORONTO — Canadian rock band Rush is auctioning an autographed snare drum and cymbal to raise funds for cancer care and research.

The exact replica of Neil Peart’s #R40 drumset is a limited edition snare made of 1,500-year-old Romanian River Oak salvaged from the Olt River. It is inlaid with laser-cut exotic woods and complimented with gold-plated hardware.

Only 250 of the drums were ever produced.

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Fans can also bid on a 17-inch Paragon crash symbol from Sabian autographed by Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

All proceeds from the eBay.ca auction, which runs from July 18 to 27, will go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

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Rush wraps up its current R40 tour in Los Angeles on Aug. 1. The band plays Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Friday.