City of Hope
Andy Gelb / Elyse Weissman
Featuring contributions from Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Smokey Robinson, Hunter Hayes, Rita Wilson, Bastille and more!
Charitybuzz Auction will launch on Aug. 3
DUARTE, Calif. — Aug. 3, 2020 — City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, announced today that it will launch a high-end weekly virtual auction series in partnership with Charitybuzz. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 3, each week will feature a curated theme showcasing remarkable music-related items, memorabilia and unique experiences from across the entertainment world. Participating artists include TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Smokey Robinson, Hunter Hayes, Rita Wilson, Jesse McCartney, Bastille, Oak Felder and many more. All proceeds will go toward City of Hope’s research mission to cure and, ultimately, prevent cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Compassion for patients and families has been woven into the heart and soul of the institution.
The 2020 Online Auction Series will be hosted on CharityBuzz, the leading online charity auction platform, and will offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences and incredible luxury packages to its community of hundreds of thousands of high-net worth bidders globally while also raising funds for charitable causes. Featured weekly themes will include celebrated creators, hitmakers, indie legends and icons and new items will appear every Monday until Sept. 21.
“Cancer, type 1 diabetes and HIV don’t ever stop,” said Evan Lamberg, chair of the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group’s Executive Committee. “City of Hope’s lifesaving mission is more vital now than ever before. Our MFEI’s amazing collection of auction memorabilia and experiences will allow fans to celebrate the joy of music while they, literally, contribute to save lives. Even as our world will need to continue to socially distance, we will not take a pause in trying to raise every dollar we can for people who are suffering from the diseases that City of Hope is looking to cure and eradicate. Dr. Steven Rosen and his incredible team of City of Hope doctors and researchers are the very best in the world, and we stand by them through any and everything.”
About City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group
Inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope and motivated by the institution's commitment to innovative medical research and compassionate patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the nonprofit’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group in 1973.
In its 47-year history, the group has raised more than $128 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry. The dedication and determination of this group has earned it a revered place within a nationwide network of volunteer groups and chapters who give their time to support City of Hope’s research, treatment and educational programs.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
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