Matchbox Twenty and its Grammy-winning frontman Rob Thomas headlined radio station Star 98.7’s third annual Lounge for Life, a benefit concert for City of Hope, on Oct. 26, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
Other performers included Hollywood Records recording artist Marie Digby and Ozomatli, a band known for its Spanish-English genre-crossing of hip hop, salsa, cumbia, dub and Middle Eastern funk.
A portion of the proceeds, as well as proceeds from an online memorabilia auction, benefited breast cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope.
“Star 98.7 is committed to helping City of Hope transform scientific discoveries into treatments for breast cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Britta Bucholz, senior director of development. “Through events like Lounge for Life, we’re able to share our story and our mission of providing innovative basic research, providing excellent clinical care.”
Robert Lyles, marketing director at Star 98.7, noted, “Breast cancer affects so many of our listeners and their families, we feel it’s important to support institutions like City of Hope. Their physicians and researchers are leading the future of medicine with their innovative research and treatment programs, and we get such a great response from Lounge for Life each year, doing this again was a no-brainer.”