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Parker House Furniture Visits City Of Hope To Kick-Off Fundraising For West Coast Tournament

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International Home Furnishings Industry recently announced that their West Coast Golf & Tennis Tournament honorees from Parker House Furniture toured City of Hope’s medical campus to kick-off their fundraising campaign. Joined by over 60 industry friends and family, Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Chris Lupo and Victor Zonni saw firsthand the incredible research facilities that foster science that saves lives. “City of Hope’s campus tour was an amazing experience. It really shed light on all the incredible work being done to advance cancer and diabetes research, as well as treating patients every day,” stated Lupo, chief executive officer of Parker House.

Added Zonni, chief operating officer of Parker House, “We are humbled and excited to be partners in City of Hope’s International Home Furnishings 26th Annual West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament. We encourage everyone to come out and be a part of this event to support lifesaving research, which brings hope to many every day.”

“Funds raised through this longstanding event support City of Hope’s compassionate care and breakthrough research that has led to therapies benefitting millions of people worldwide with cancer and diabetes,” added Rick Powell, co-chair of the Tournament.

The fun-filled golf and tennis outing will be held Monday, June 12 at the beautiful Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club in Southern California. Golfers will enjoy first class treatment as they experience a variety of contests and on-course entertainment throughout the two courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., starting with a putting contest led by LPGA champion and World Golf Hall of Famer, Amy Alcott. All players and dinner guests will enjoy a robust silent and live auction, including trips to Hawaii, an extensive Wine Cellar, Brighton and Pandora jewelry, and unique packages for the entire family. The day concludes with a buffet dinner and award ceremony to salute the contest winners and honorees from Parker House Furniture. All funds raised from the auction, sponsorships, raffle and registrations benefit translational cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope.

Register today to Sponsor or attend the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament at www.cityofhope.org/ihfi-tournament, or donate to the extensive silent auction to showcase your brand to over 400 attendees. Contact Brittany De La Torre at City of Hope for more information, 800-272-2310, furniture@coh.org

More about Parker House Furniture: Parker House is a third generation family owned and operated furniture maker based in Chino, California. They opened their first upholstery factory in downtown Los Angeles in 1946, providing furniture to the Southern California Market. Today, Parker House Furniture offers a wide variety of Living Room, Home Entertainment, and Home Office furniture which can be found in cities across the U.S., as well as several international countries.

Parker House offers their customers some of the best values in the furniture industry. They strive to achieve this through quality, service, engineering, and product availability. For more information, visit www.parker-house.com


More about the International Home Furnishings Industry Group: The International Home Furnishings Industry (IHFI) chapter was formed in 1965 as one of City of Hope’s first industry-based chapters. Led by dedicated industry and community leaders, this group encompasses every related industry segment: retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, suppliers and associated service providers. Each year, IHFI begins a new fundraising campaign led by its two flagship events, The Spirit of Life® Award Dinner held during April Market in High Point, North Carolina and the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament held each June in Coto de Caza, California. These events spearhead the annual fundraising efforts; however, many industry companies partner with City of Hope to raise additional funds with amazing success. IHFI is one of City of Hope’s premier fundraising groups, having raised over $93 million to fund innovative medical research and quality patient care at City of Hope.

More about City of Hope: City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs, based on technology developed at the institution. For more information, visit CityofHope.org.

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