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Deliver Hope

Deliver Hope

Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today and nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007. Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped improve cancer survival rates for the second consecutive year, but there is still much work to be done.

 

That's where City of Hope comes in. Ranked as one of "America's Top Cancer Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a new model cancer center, combining leading edge science with compassionate care.

 

We need your help to find a cure. Explore this site to learn more about City of Hope, hear about stars who are delivering hope and how you can help.

 

 


Stars Delivering Hope
 
Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope. Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
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Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
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Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
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Celebrity Softball
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Carie Underwood and Vince Gill
deliver hope.
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Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
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Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
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Cancer Facts

Although cancer rates have declined in recent years due to earlier detection and awareness, millions are still inflicted with the disease today.

 

City of Hope aims to find the cures.

 

Here are some sobering facts on cancer:

 

 

  • Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans under 85, recently surpassing heart disease.
 
  • Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today.
 
  • Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007.
 
  • 1IN 3 WOMEN ... 1 IN 2 MEN ... will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
 
 
 
 

How You Can Deliver Hope

We need your help to continue critical research, education and treatment in the fight against cancer. Learn more about the many ways you can help deliver hope:
 
Make a Donation
 
  • Donate Online Now - Donate securely online to City of Hope's world-class research, education and treatment programs
 
  • Planned Giving - Learn about bequests, annuities, outright gifts, and many other types of major gifts
 
 
 
 
Get Involved
 
  • Events - Search our online calendar for special events and seminars open to the public nationwide
 
  • Join a Group - Learn about and join one of the many groups across the country that support City of Hope
 
 
  • Volunteer - Discover the many ways to volunteer for City of Hope no matter where you live

 

 

Corporations and Employees
 
 
  • Workplace and Automatic Giving - Donate from each paycheck via Workplace Giving, but if your employer does not offer the program, you can do it directly from your bank account via automatic deductions
 

Stars Delivering Hope

Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope . Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear Message
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear Message
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like Carie Underwood and Vince Gill deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read More
For 100 years, we’ve been a global leader in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Hope powers our dream of curing diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. We need help from people like you. Become a Citizen of Hope, and join us in the fight to save lives all over the world.
Give to City of Hope
When you support City of Hope, you help us shorten the time it takes to get from bold, innovative ideas to powerful new medical, cancer and diabetes treatments.
 

Help us help you Many of the patients and families whose lives we've touched choose to say "thank you" by contributing to our mission. Learn more.
 
Learn about numerous City of Hope gift plans that can be tailored to meet your individual needs, from providing a steady stream of income to reducing estate taxes.
 
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Ranked as one of  "America’s Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of hematopoietic cell transplantation and genetics. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.
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