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Brand Source’s Bob Lawrence Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award By City Of Hope

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More than 330 industry members showed off their best backhands and demonstrated their perfected short games at the 17th annual West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament, a benefit for City of Hope. After a day of play at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, more than 500 guests honored the philanthropic work and professional achievements of Brand Source Chief Executive Officer Bob Lawrence at a reception and dinner. “This recognition is both humbling and inspiring,” said Lawrence of his Lifetime Achievement award. “But seeing our industry continue its longstanding support of City of Hope’s efforts to move discoveries quickly into better treatments is truly remarkable. I’m proud to be a part of our ongoing commitment to bring hope to cancer patients everywhere.” The tournament and dinner raised $550,000 for City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since its inception, the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament has garnered more than $4.5 million for the institution. For more information about the industry’s fundraising efforts, go to www.cityofhope.org/nhfi or contact Michael Sandler at 800-272-2310 or at msandler@coh.org. Created more than 40 years ago by a group of industry leaders who wanted to help fund the search for a cure for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry chapter has grown to include representatives from all facets of the industry including retail, manufacturing and publishing. To date, the group has raised over $40 million for City of Hope. 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 .

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