|Selena Gomez and other Disney Music artists have raised more than $2.5 million for City of Hope. (Photo by Bill Rich)|
Disney Music artists Selena Gomez and the Scene, Jonas Brothers and Allstar Weekend, as well as YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie, played to a sold-out audience and helped raise over $600,000 for research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.
The third annual Concert for Hope presented by Staples drew more than 6,000 fans to the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles on March 20.
Gomez and Grimmie each toured campus and met with faculty and staff members to learn about City of Hope’s research and patient care programs, as well. They also visited individual patients in the Pediatric Family Center.
“This was a personally moving experience, being able to meet patients at City of Hope,” Gomez said. “I’m honored to support an organization that’s committed to helping these amazing and courageous children and teens.”
Concert for Hope co-chairs Bob Cavallo, chair of Disney Music Group, and Gary Marsh, president of entertainment and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide, created the event in September 2008. Since then, the concert series and its performers, including Miley Cyrus, Jesse McCartney and Demi Lovato, have helped raise more than $2.5 million in support of City of Hope.