Spirit of Life Celebration

Our annual Spirit of Life Celebrations honor industry leaders who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for over a century – compassion, service, integrity, curiosity, excellence and collaboration.

About the Spirit of Life Award

The Spirit of Life® Award is City of Hope’s highest honor, given to deserving leaders every year. Recipients have a track record of professional and humanitarian accomplishments that have made a difference in the lives of others.

The award is modeled after the original bronze statue crafted by artist Robert Russin that sat atop the fountain at the entrance to City of Hope’s original Los Angeles campus. The statue celebrates the concept of family and reflects City of Hope’s longstanding commitment to holistic and compassionate care.

Meet Recent Honorees

Recipients of this prestigious award include leaders across industry and business groups who are connected by a shared commitment to improve the world. Honorees lead year-long fundraising campaigns and events on behalf of City of Hope, culminating in a celebration gala honoring the individual’s professional and charitable accomplishments.

Find out more about recent honorees and supporting events.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

Businesses and brands can sponsor the Spirit of Life events and make gifts to honorees’ individual campaigns. contact us to learn more about the ways you can partner with us and industry in the fight against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.