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San Diego Construction Industries Alliance

San Diego Construction Industries Alliance
After years of continued support by the construction industry in San Diego, the Construction Industries Alliance regrouped in 2004 to create a new leadership board and revitalize the Spirit of Life® award among the construction industry and the San Diego community. As a result of this alliance, millions of dollars have been raised for cancer research at City of Hope through this annual gala, offering members of the construction industry and San Diego community a unique opportunity to unite in tribute to individuals committed to finding a cure for cancer.

2008 Spirit of Life Gala Recap

The 2008 San Diego Construction Industries Alliance Spirit of Life Gala was held on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Over 200 guests attended a black tie dinner aboard the USS Midway to honor Kent Aden & Captain Jim DiMatteo. Highlights of the evening included a special award presentation to Kent Aden by his mentor, David Kuhn. Kuhn, a prominent name in the construction industry, has known Aden for over 30 years and is currently undergoing treatment at City of Hope. Following this presentation by Kuhn, Aden and his family announced that their family trust would be bequesting $100,000 to City of Hope.

Another highlight of the evening was a touching and emotional presentation by City of Hope pediatric cancer survivor Marshall Cotta and his three brothers -- Jared, Brendan and Landis. All three brothers shared their gratitude for City of Hope saving their brother’s life, with Marshall rounding out the presentation by exclaiming that his doctor at City of Hope, Michael Jensen M.D., “is the best doctor in the whole world!”

The event raised over $200,000 for pediatric cancer treatment and research and City of Hope.

Committee Members

Stephen Doyle
Brookfield Homes

Mick Pattinson
Barratt American

Jeffery R. Sears
Barbeques Galore

Horace Hogan II
Brookfield Homes

Mike Reynolds
Reynolds Communities

Mark McMillin
The Corky McMillin Companies

Paul Barnes
Shea Homes LP

Mark Oliff
Creative Touch Interiors

Bob Clines
Chicago Title

Ronald Montoro
Bank of America

Tom Tidmore
Creative Touch Interiors

Mike Levesque
Lennar San Diego
Shelly Greenberg
City of Hope
Jancie P. Brown, Esq.
Brown Law Group
Catherine Smiley-Jones
San Diego Association
of Realtors
About City of Hope
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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