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City of Hope – A Brief History

history-coverCreated for City of Hope’s press kit, I researched and wrote the content, as well as managed the project.

Mission Statement
City of Hope, inspired and supported by a philanthropic volunteer movement, is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through innovative research and patient care.

A Brief History
City of Hope was founded in 1913 in Duarte, California, by a small group of working class men and women who believed in helping those less fortunate than themselves. From humble beginnings–two tents erected on 10 acres of desert 25 miles northeast of Los Angeles–City of Hope has expanded to encompass more than 100 peaceful, beautifully gardened acres. In this healing setting, approximately 250 physicians and scientists collaborate to discover, develop and implement innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

City of Hope has historically combined significant philanthropy with world-class medical and scientific achievement. This work is carried out by two unified, but separate, organizations–City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute–and supported by the crucial efforts of a network of volunteer fund-raisers and donors, City of Hope is provided the millions of dollars needed annually to enhance patient services, support laboratory investigations and maintain state-of-the-art facilities.

Essential funding for City of Hope is also provided through gifts and bequests from individuals and corporations, patient reimbursement from insurance carriers, and grants from private foundations and governmental agencies.

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