Sept. 10, 2022, in Costa Mesa, Calif.
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Aug. 18, 2022 — City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, announced today that Grammy-nominated recording artist Nick Jonas will perform at the upcoming “Hope Gala” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. City of Hope Orange County’s inaugural “Hope Gala” will bring together leaders and luminaries from the community to honor visionary philanthropist Julia A. Argyros, a longtime supporter of City of Hope.
“As someone whose family has been impacted by cancer, I am honored to lend my voice to the important cause of expanding access to world-renowned cancer care,” Jonas said. “More lives will be saved through the care City of Hope now provides in Orange County, California.”
Kevin Jonas Sr., father of the Jonas Brothers, was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer after his first colonoscopy in March 2017. Now cancer free, Jonas Sr. raises awareness about colon cancer and early detection.
Julia Argyros, the evening’s honoree, is committed to improving the lives of people in her community. As president of the Argyros Family Foundation, she has made deep investments in a number of organizations that are integral to the quality of life of Southern Californians.
“Cancer has affected too many people for too long. We are honoring the resilience of patients and their families and are committed to ending this disease once and for all. I’m grateful to Nick Jonas for supporting us in this lifesaving mission in Orange County,” Argyros said.
City of Hope’s upcoming gala will also celebrate the opening of City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center — the most advanced comprehensive cancer center in Orange County. The inaugural “Hope Gala” is an opportunity to mark this important milestone and thank the organization’s many supporters.
“City of Hope came to Orange County to answer a pressing need in the community,” said Annette M. Walker, president, City of Hope Orange County. “We are changing the way cancer care is delivered for generations of patients and their families. We want to thank Julia Argyros and Nick Jonas for standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us in the fight against cancer.”
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City of Hope Orange County
Lisa O’Neill Hill
About Nick Jonas
After electrifying music from multiple angles, appearing in blockbuster films and launching successful business ventures, Nick Jonas still challenges himself and popular culture. Of course, his story as one-third of Jonas Brothers remains well-documented — especially given the band’s chart-dominating 2019 comeback “Happiness Begins”, sold out tours and subsequent Grammy Award nomination. At the same time, he established himself as a dynamic solo artist with a penchant for breaking boundaries. 2014’s self-titled “Nick Jonas” yielded the triple-platinum “Jealous,” double-platinum “Chains” and gold-certified “Levels.” Its 2016 follow-up “Last Year Was Complicated” spawned the anthem “Close” [feat. Tove Lo] and brought his streams into the billions. In 2017, he contributed the Golden Globe® Award-nominated “Home” to the Ferdinand soundtrack. Meanwhile, his songwriting would be recognized with the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016. Along the way, he also captivated audiences as a reoccurring judge on NBC’s “The Voice” and in big screen favorites, such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “UglyDolls,” “Midway,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Chaos Walking” and more. In 2021, Nick released his studio album “Spaceman” [Island Records]. In 2022, Nick joined NBC’s new competitive dance series “Dancing With Myself” as a judge alongside Shakira and Liza Koshy.
About City of Hope
City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. As an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients, spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. Research and technology developed at City of Hope has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. A leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, such as CAR T cell therapy, City of Hope’s personalized treatment protocols help advance cancer care throughout the world.
With a goal of expanding access to the latest discoveries and leading-edge care to more patients, families and communities, City of Hope’s growing national system includes its main Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, scheduled to open in 2022, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. City of Hope’s affiliated family of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.