Over the weekend some of country music’s biggest stars gathered for the 28th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball game to #StrikeOutCancer. Every year it seems as if it’s a sweltering ninety degrees, but this doesn’t stop country music fans or the celebrities from showing up to play some softball in the sun for a good cause. This year more than thirty stars showed up including country legends Jeanie Seely and Naomi Judd along with Mr. Bobby Bones, Lauren Alaina, Smithfield, Trent Harmon, Jackie Lee and many more.
City of Hope patient and acute myeloid leukemia survivor, Brian Lambert met his life-saving donor for the first time. The traditional “meeting at the mound” hit a little closer to home than usual for Nashvillians as Lambert is a well-known executive of the Warner Music family and a long-time City of Hope volunteer through its Music, Film & Entertainment Industry group which has raised more than $118 million for City of Hope over the years.
The Music, Film & Entertainment Industry group, founded in 1973, consists of over 150+ music and entertainment executives who dedicate their efforts and time to achieve an annual fundraising goal in support of City of Hope.
Nearly 50 fans signed up as potential bone marrow donors with Be the Match at City of Hope.
Visit the City of Hope website here for more information on patient care, research, education, giving, and community involvement! Together we can help #StikeOutCancer.
ABOUT CITY OF HOPE:
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.
Video by 🎥: Lindsay Max