Donor and Supporter Stories

The passionate, tireless efforts of thousands of donors and supporters around the country make the lifesaving research and treatment possible at City of hope. These are their stories.

For 30 leukemia survivor, it’s personal

Thirty years ago Aruna Jindal traveled from India to receive a bone marrow transplant at City of Hope. With a second chance at life, her husband is now giving back with ourHope.

Categories : personal fundraising

A mother’s memory, a daughter’s promise

Bertha Alamillo is on a mission to keep her mother’s memory alive. To honor ‘the hero of her life,’ Alamillo has raised over $2,800 for myeloma research with an ourHope page.

Categories : personal fundraising

Seasoned City of Hope volunteer – at 9

At just 9 years old, Alison Newman is already a seasoned City of Hope fundraiser and supporter, bringin hope to her community and beyond.

Categories : donor and supporter stories, fundraising events

Racing’s Triple Crown puts City of Hope in the Winner’s Circle

Jockey Victor Espinoza made history in 2015 by winning the first Triple Crown of horse racing in 37 years. Afterward, he donated his winnings to pediactric cancer research at City of Hope.

Categories : donor and supporter stories

Bladder cancer survivor on a mission

He’s not a doctor, researcher or scientist, but Frank Di Bella, 70, is determined to find a cure for metastatic bladder cancer. It's just possible he might.

Categories : donor and supporter stories

Honoring a father’s dream

Dave Sobel's life was cut short by angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma. To honor his memory, his daughter Lauren Miller created the Slice of Lime Foundation.

Categories : donor and supporter stories

Lifesaving treatment leads to life-changing gift

A lymphoma diagnosis changed Toni and Emmet Stephenson’s lives. Today, they and their daughter Tessa are determined to change the lives of other lymphoma patients.

Categories : donor and supporter stories