City Of Hope Honors Bob Pittman
January 11, 2012 at 4:54 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL CEO BOB PITTMAN will be honored by the CITY OF HOPE’s Music and Entertainment Industry group with its 2012 Spirit of Life Award. 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.
PITTMAN will receive The Spirit of Life Award in MAY 2012 at a music-infused gala in CALIFORNIA; proceeds will benefit CITY OF HOPE. In celebration of his selection, 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.
"BOB PITTMAN embodies all that The Spirit of Life Award represents, and CLEAR CHANNEL has been a longtime supporter of our initiatives, including Pink Channel, Play for Life, Taste of Hope and a variety of online auctions. From LIVE AID to the recent iHEARTRADIO Music Festival, BOB has continually shaped American pop culture," CITY OF HOPE Sr. Dir./Development BRITTA BUCHOLZ said. "He is a model humanitarian who uses his talents and success to make the world a better place."
"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," PITTMAN said. "It is a privilege to represent the unparalleled work of CITY OF HOPE and all those who have been or will be affected by cancer and other life-threatening diseases."