Four longtime Los Angeles-based City of Hope auxiliaries recently collaborated for a first-of-its-kind fundraiser: The Partnership for Hope. Their collective efforts raised $75,000 to benefit cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope.
Because the groups combined their strengths, they attracted 700 guests to the event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, assuring strong support and success.
The Partnership for Hope was hosted in October by members of the Dick Salter, Sportsmen’s Club, Louis Gendel and Gift of Life chapters, along with celebrity guests Brittany Murphy, Eric Balfour and City of Hope’s Star of Hope Florence Henderson. Event emcees Marilyn Freeman, co-chair of the Sportsmen’s Club, and Betty Gorelick, co-president of the Sportsmen’s Club, along with chapter presidents Shirley Herreford of the Dick Salter Chapter, Judi Goldstein of the Gift of Life Chapter, Ron Yoffe of the Louis Gendel Chapter and Steve Gorelick of the Sportsmen’s Club, joined the celebrities to greet and welcome guests.
Highlights included a fashion show, silent and live auctions as well as guest speaker Paul Fried, who was treated for chronic myelogenous leukemia at City of Hope.
“I want to thank the dedicated chapter members who came together and made this event an extraordinary success,” said Alan Levey, senior vice president of development. “This event shows the great things our chapters can accomplish when they work together.”