For the eighth year in a row, U.S.News and World Report ranked City of Hope as one of the top hospitals in the nation for treating cancer. We are very proud of this recognition, and you should be too. For without your partnership, we would not be able to conduct our lifesaving work that helps so many people in your community and around the globe 365 days a year.
Michael A. Friedman
But this time of year especially, our passionate team of staff, nurses, doctors, scientists, researchers and volunteers are reminded that cancer never takes a holiday — and so neither can City of Hope.
That is why we do our best to allow our patients to enjoy the holidays by bringing the cheer to them. The successful treatment of our patients requires much more than medical expertise — it must also involve the fun, joy and love that come with the holiday season.
In this newsletter, we share how we bring the joy of the season to those who cannot go home for the holidays. You will also read about some of the new, successful treatments we are developing, as well as a wonderful story from Pat and her son Matthew.
I hope that you and your family have a joyful holiday season. And thank you for your ongoing support that provides hope and cheer to them during the holidays and year-round.
Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
President and CEO