City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry Group announced that it will honor the Cartledge and Bennett families, owners of the Grand Home Furnishings with The Spirit of Life® Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, on April 18. In its 45-year history, the National Home Furnishings Industry Group has raised more than $45 million for cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading centers cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The event takes place at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.
“City of Hope is an enormous asset to patients everywhere who face a life-threatening disease,” said George Cartledge III, president, Grand Home Furnishings. “Our company is privileged to help the institution pursue new ideas and accelerate the pace of discovery so that cures can be found.”
Based in Roanoke, Va., Grand Home Furnishings is one of the largest furniture chains in the south with 15 stores in 14 cities throughout Western and Central Virginia, East Tennessee and the eastern part of West Virginia. The Cartledge family has owned and operated the company since 1945.
“We are pleased to honor the Cartledge and Bennett families with our highest philanthropic award,” said Michael Sandler, director of development, City of Hope. “The support of Grand Home Furnishings is vital to City of Hope’s efforts to advance research and ensure patients everywhere benefit from new treatments and therapies.”
To purchase tickets for the Spirit of Life gala or for more information, contact Michael Sandler at 800-272-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About City of Hope: 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 advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org .