“Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jesse McCartney to Perform at Second Annual Concert for Hope Presented by Staples, Inc., October 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE”
Sep 22 2009, 8:40 PM EST
News source: Business Wire
Disney Music Group artists Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jesse McCartney will hit all the right notes in the fight against cancer when they take the stage at the second annual Concert for Hope presented by Staples, Inc. on Sunday, October 25, it was announced today by Co-Chairmen Bob Cavallo (Disney Music Group Chairman) and Gary Marsh (President, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide). The event benefits lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers. Concert for Hope takes place at 5:00 p.m. at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster retail outlets including all Macy’s, FYE Music & Ritmo Latino locations, and via TM Charge by Phone — (800) 745-3000. A portion of the tickets will be auctioned through Ticketmaster.com.
“Thanks to Disney Music Group, artists Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jesse McCartney, and Staples, City of Hope will further advance science to ensure the best therapies are available to patients who face cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer, City of Hope. “We are honored to have their commitment as we work to ultimately find cures and give hope to patients everywhere.”
The sold-out 2008 Concert for Hope raised in excess of $1.2 million for City of Hope’s cancer research efforts. Cyrus is donating $1 from every ticket sold during her current, hugely successful Wonder World Tour. On her last tour, she raised more than $2 million to benefit City of Hope.
AEG Live, one of the leading providers of live entertainment and sports events in the world, is participating in this year’s concert as part of its overall campaign to raise funds for City of Hope.
“City of Hope is an enormous asset to patients everywhere. Many of today’s most successful cancer treatments were made possible by the pioneering science of City of Hope,” said Cavallo.
“We are pleased to continue our support of this institution and help ensure that more patients will benefit from its lifesaving research and treatment programs,” added Marsh.
“Staples is honored to be this year’s national presenting sponsor of the Concert for Hope,” said Ron Sargent, Staples chairman and chief executive officer. “We continue our long standing support of City of Hope and their efforts to find a cure for the millions of people living with cancer.”
Nearly 1,500,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Of those, approximately 10,730 will be children under the age of 14. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is committed to shortening the timeframe from scientific idea to new treatments to quickly bring cures to patients who need them.
Inspired by the humanitarian principles of City of Hope, and motivated by the institution’s commitment to innovative medical research and quality patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the Music and Entertainment Industry chapter in 1973. In 36 years of dedicated efforts, the chapter has grown to include all the major music labels such as Universal Music Group, Disney Music Group and Warner Bros. The industry has raised more than $80 million through benefits, promotions and partnerships to support ongoing programs at City of Hope. For more information about City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry, please call 800-544-3541, ext. 26540, or visit www.cityofhope.org/music.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.