Music legend Barry Manilow, whose career has spanned more than three decades and includes multiple Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards, received City of Hope’s Ambassador of Hope award following a recent benefit performance he held for the institution.
The Feb. 13 concert in Las Vegas, part of Manilow’s hit show “Music and Passion,” raised more than $60,000 for City of Hope.
“I am fortunate to be able to support a remarkable organization like City of Hope,” said Manilow. “This honor means a great deal to me, particularly because City of Hope’s research and treatment has helped so many who battle cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their efforts are truly redefining modern medicine.”
Manilow returned to the stage in November on the heels of a successful year, with two albums topping the charts: “Greatest Songs of the Fifties,” which debuted at No. 1, and his “Greatest Songs of the Sixties” debuting at No. 2. He also received an Emmy Award for the PBS special called “Manilow: Music and Passion,” and its DVD achieved triple-platinum status.
The concert resulted from a partnership between City of Hope and its Music and Entertainment Industry Group and Premiere Radio Networks, Stiletto Entertainment and the Las Vegas Hilton.
Motivated by City of Hope’s commitment to innovative medical research and quality patient care and inspired by its guiding humanitarian principles, a group of key industry executives founded the Music and Entertainment Industry chapter. In its
30 years, the chapter has grown to include all the major music labels such as Universal Music Group and Warner Bros. The industry has raised more than $50 million through benefits, promotions and partnerships to support ongoing programs at City of Hope.