City of Hope To Honor The Azoffs
January 31, 2011 at 2:37 PM (PT)
The CITY OF HOPE will honor SHELLI and IRVING AZOFF with the 2011 SPIRIT OF LIFE® AWARD at the Spirit of Life gala on SATURDAY, MAY 7th, at the GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE and UNIVERSAL STUDIOS in HOLLYWOOD, CA. The Spirit of Life Award is CITY OF HOPE’s most prestigious honor and recognizes individuals who have committed their time and resources to helping those in need.
Proceeds will benefit lifesaving research, treatment and education programs for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases at CITY OF HOPE. In addition to the tribute and SPIRIT OF LIFE AWARD presentation to the AZOFFS, the day will include private live performances by musicians and comedians, as well as full access to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS will close early on MAY 7th providing event attendees exclusive access to the venue, including all rides and attractions.
"We are grateful and privileged to receive this year’s SPIRIT OF LIFE AWARD, and are proud to help recognize the incredible work being done by researchers at CITY OF HOPE," the AZOFFS said. "The institution’s level of advanced research into finding cures for life-threatening diseases is unparalleled, and we’re pleased to support its vision."
"We are pleased to bestow our highest philanthropic honor to SHELLI and IRVING AZOFF," said GARY STIFFELMAN, Pres./CITY OF HOPE’s Music and Entertainment Industry Group. "They are a model of philanthropic commitment and an inspiration to everyone who seeks to make cancer a curable and ultimately preventable disease."
"IRVING is the first person in the 37-year history of the Music and Entertainment Industry Group to be honored twice with its Spirit of Life Award," said ZACH HOROWITZ, Major Gifts Chair, CITY OF HOPE’s Music and Entertainment Industry group. "It’s a real testament to his remarkable creativity and talent that he is even more important to the industry today than when we first honored him 27 years ago. And now with SHELLI as his co-honoree, with her own amazing network of contacts and influence, this stands to be one of the most successful events in the history of our industry group."