Disney Music Group artists Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lavato and other
performers will take the stage in September at Disney’s Concert for Hope, a benefit concert supporting City of Hope cancer research and treatment programs.
The Sept. 14 event will be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.
“We are honored and grateful for the generosity of Disney, Creative Artists Agency and the dedication of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers in supporting the lifesaving work of City of Hope,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer. “The Concert for Hope demonstrates their commitment to improving the lives of patients with cancer and to helping create a future in which cancer is not only treatable, but curable and preventable.”
|Miley Cyrus (shown here at City of Hope with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus) and other Disney artists will perform to benefit City of Hope. (Photo by Thomas Brown)|
The concert continues Disney and Cyrus’ support of City of Hope. Last year, Disney donated $1 from every ticket sold during Cyrus’ highly successful “Best of Both Worlds” concert tour to cancer research at City of Hope. The concert series raised more than $1 million.
Bob Cavallo, chair of Disney Music Group, and Gary Marsh, president of entertainment for Disney Channels Worldwide, are co-chairs of the event.
“The Walt Disney Company has a longstanding history of helping to improve the lives of thousands of young patients and families, and it’s a privilege to support City of Hope in their compassionate care, vital cancer research and lifesaving treatments,” Cavallo said.
Marsh added, “It’s with great admiration and respect that I thank Miley Cyrus, Demi
Lovato, and Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas and their families for generously donating their time and talent to help give visibility to a worthy cause.”
Tickets for Concert for Hope went on sale Aug. 16 and sold out within an hour. A
portion of the tickets are still being auctioned through Ticketmaster.com; the auction ends Aug. 27.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2008, and more than 10,700 of them will be children under age 15. City of Hope researchers study the science behind childhood cancers to help bring new therapies to children as fast and safely as possible.
Disney Music Group is part of City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry chapter. 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.
The chapter has grown to include all the major music labels, including Universal Music Group and Warner Bros., in addition to Disney Music Group. The industry has raised more than $69 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 ext. 26540 or visit www.cityofhope.org/music.