Disney artists Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato brought a sold-out audience to its feet at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles for Concert for Hope, a special event benefiting cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope.
Hosted by Almost Amy (the recording group featuring Mark Ballas and Derek Hough from ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars”), the event raised $1.2 million through ticket sales and a ticket auction. The Jonas Brothers and their Change for the Children Foundation pledged an additional $250,000.
|Miley Cyrus smiles for photographers before Concert for Hope. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Wire Image)|
“We are grateful to Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and their fans for their support of City of Hope and our lifesaving mission,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of City of Hope. “Their extraordinary efforts will ensure medical advances continue and that we quickly bring new treatments to patients who need them.”
The concert continues Disney and Cyrus’ support of City of Hope. Last year, Miley Cyrus donated $1 from every ticket sold during her highly successful “Best of Both Worlds” concert tour to cancer research at City of Hope. The concert series raised more than $1 million.
“The Walt Disney Company has a long-standing history of helping to improve the lives of thousands of young patients and families. It is a privilege to support City of Hope in their lifesaving cancer research efforts,” said Bob Cavallo, chair of Disney Music Group and event co-chair.
Noted event co-chair Gary Marsh, president of entertainment at Disney Channels Worldwide: “I am deeply grateful to Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, as well as our hosts Mark Ballas and Derek Hough, for generously donating their time and talent to give visibility to this worthy cause.”
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, 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 $70 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 group, please call 800-544-3541, ext. 26540, or visit www.cityofhope.org/music.