Charities & Activism


City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols impact care throughout the nation. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics and shares its scientific knowledge with medical centers locally and globally, helping patients battling serious diseases.


Activities: donations, charity events, auctions, spokeperson

November 4, 1998

City of Hope fetes Billboard, raises $2.5 mil

The City of Hope campaign, honoring Billboard magazine president and publisher Howard Lander, and editor-in-chief Timothy White with "the Spirit of Life" Award, raised more than $2.5 million in support of the City of Hope medical center and research institute. The evening's theme, "One Hit Wonders," featured such performers as Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Costello, Tracy Bonham, Deana Carter, Anita Cochran, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Angelique Kidjo, Deana Carter, Anita Cochran and Anoushka Shankar, performing their favorite "one-hit wonders" from the history of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The event, held at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was hosted by Bill Murray.

October 12, 2001

Sheryl Crow & Roger Daltrey at Rehearsal

City of Hope Benefit: Sheryl performed the Motown classics "Get Ready"and "You Really Got A Hold on Me" (with Roger Daltrey) at the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award dinner honoring Vivendi Universal Executive Vice Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Proceeds from the event, held October 11th on the Universal Studios backlot, will establish an honorary research fellowship in Mr. Bronfman's honor at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. The music and entertainment industry has raised more than $30 million for the City of Hope in its 27-year history. (Source:

October 2, 2006

Sheryl Crow records City of Hope public service message to air in 16,500 movie theatres

Contact: Jennifer Healy
800-779-5893, ext. 20

LOS ANGELES, October 2, 2006 – Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow will help raise awareness of cancer and the lifesaving research and treatment programs of City of Hope through a series of public service announcements (PSAs). The announcements will be aired in part through a partnership with Movie Tunes LLC, Forman Bros. Strategic Marketing and City of Hope’s Music & Entertainment Industry campaign. The PSAs will air in 16,500 theaters from September 29 through October 26 of this year.

“We are so very proud to participate in this partnership and to bring an important message to the public about cancer research and treatment,” said Forman Bros. Holdings founder David Forman. “We are extremely fortunate to have Sheryl Crow donated her time and talent to this project. Her experience as a cancer survivor is inspiring and illustrates so clearly the importance of research at places like City of Hope. We are also grateful to our partners at Movie Tunes, especially Joel Newman, for their support, and to the staff at City of Hope and the Music & Entertainment Committee.” Forman added that, in addition to airing the PSAs, the company will also urge record industry members placing music in their program to join them in their support by adding an additional tagline mentioning City of Hope.

Motivated by its commitment to innovative medical research and quality patient care, and inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope, a group of key industry executives founded the Music & Entertainment Industry chapter. In its 30 years of dedicated efforts, the chapter has grown to include all the major music labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony and Warner Bros. The industry has raised well over $50 million though benefits, promotions and partnerships to support important research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.