I had the pleasure of attending last night’s City of Hope gala in Santa Monica. This yearly event celebrates the music industry’s involvement and contribution to a wonderful organization that is breaking ground in the fight against cancer every day.
As the event’ honoree, UMG’s Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, stated in his Spirit of Life award acceptance speech, the music industry normally “punches above its weight” when it comes to humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors such as this. And indeed, last night’s event – boasting about a hundred companies and about a thousand participants – raised over $6M for City of Hope.
The night closed with an amazing surprise live performance by Sam Smith (pictured below).
Neurotic Media is proud to have contributed to City of Hope this year.
As a result of our modest contribution, we are listed on the 3D installation created for the event, which will now reside permanently on the City of Hope main campus.
I can’t imagine anyone in this world that has not been touched by cancer, at least by seeing family members or friends struggle with it or die from it… If you are passionate about making a difference in the fight against cancer, please visit cityofhope.com to learn more about their work, and contribute if you can.
(Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO)