Some of today’s most popular music artists are helping their fans support City of Hope’s cancer research and treatment programs. When fans purchase “Hope, Love and Rock & Roll” T-shirts from the artists’ official websites or at CityofHopeShop.com, at least 50 percent of the retail price will benefit City of Hope.
Each collectible T-shirt features a participating artist, including Lady Gaga, John Lennon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, George Michael, Green Day and Shakira. More artists will be announced throughout the yearlong effort.
“Music plays such a vital role in our lives, comforting us in our times of need or galvanizing us into action to make a positive change,” said Alexandra M. Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., City of Hope chief medical officer. “We are grateful for the support of these talented musical artists and rock ’n’ roll merchandise companies Live Nation, Bravado and FEA, which will help City of Hope raise awareness and funds for research to help patients and families who face life-threatening diseases.”
The program is the latest in a long history of music industry support of City of Hope. Since its creation in 1973, City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry group has raised more than $96 million.
“I’m a big believer in the power of music to connect and heal,” said Irving Azoff, chair of Live Nation. “I’m so grateful to the many artists and friends who are contributing to the unique Hope, Love and Rock & Roll merchandise program supporting City of Hope, an organization my wife, Shelli, and I are deeply committed to.”
The Azoffs are both Music and Entertainment Industry group members. They recently received The Spirit of Life® Award, City of Hope’s highest accolade, which recognizes those who have committed their time and resources to helping those in need. Irving Azoff is the first person ever to receive the honor twice, and the Azoffs are the first couple from the Music and Entertainment Industry to receive the award.
“The artists in this program inspire millions of fans through their music and example,” Shelli Azoff said. “I’m personally inspired by City of Hope’s doctors and researchers, who work every day to develop treatments and cures for life-threatening illnesses, and I am delighted that music fans can join Irving and me in supporting this important organization just by purchasing one-of-a-kind T-shirts.”
To purchase the limited edition Hope, Love and Rock & Roll artist T-shirts or for more information about the program, please visit CityofHopeShop.com.
“Hope, Love and Rock & Roll”
Music fans and City of Hope supporters can purchase unique T-shirts featuring popular music artists, and at least 50 percent of the retail price will benefit City of Hope. More than 25 popular music artists have lent their support to the program.
Participating artists include:
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Avril Lavigne
- Barbra Streisand
- George Michael
- Green Day
- Jimmy Buffett
- John Lennon
- Justin Bieber
- Lady Gaga
- New Kids on the Block
- No Doubt
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Rod Stewart
- Shania Twain
- Stone Sour
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- ZZ Top
Additional artists will be announced throughout the year. For more information and to purchase the limited edition T-shirts, please visit CityofHopeShop.com.