City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry group announced that it will honor Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman with its 2012 Spirit of Life Award. City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to an entertainment industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and altruistic achievement.
“I am honored to be the recipient of this year’s award and to use the power of radio, internet and music and entertainment for such a worthy cause,” said Pittman.
The Spirit of Life Award will be presented in May 2012 at a unique, music-infused gala in California with special musical guest and DJ performances. Proceeds will benefit City of Hope.
In celebration of Pittman’s selection as its 2012 Music and Entertainment Industry honoree, City of Hope has launched a six-month fundraising initiative that will leverage Clear Channel Radio’s broad reach to showcase the power that radio has in communities across the country by engaging local listeners to action. The premise of the drive is to use music to incite emotion and evoke hope for the millions of people suffering from cancer and other critical diseases.