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aspenhome To Receive City of Hope's Top Philanthropic Honor

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City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry will present its Spirit of Life® Award to Phoenix-based aspenhome®. The award is presented annually to recognize those individuals or companies who have made notable contributions to both the community and the industry. aspenhome will be honored at the annual Spirit of Life Award Dinner during the Spring 2009 High Point Furniture Market. “We are deeply honored to have been chosen as this year’s recipient of City of Hope’s top philanthropic honor,” stated Bill Colegrove, general manager and chief executive officer of aspenhome. “The work that is being pioneered at City of Hope is critical to finding cures for those stricken with life threatening diseases. Like many of us in the furniture industry, City of Hope is committed to improving the way people live. Just imagine what can happen when all of us in the furniture industry unite for this purpose.” The dinner will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C. A retail honoree will be named later this year. “Bill Colegrove and the senior leaders of aspenhome have played an integral role in the industry’s fundraising campaign for City of Hope,” said Sharon Joyce, associate vice president for development, City of Hope. “Their efforts have made a significant impact in helping the physicians and scientists move the latest discoveries into improved treatments for patients everywhere. We are fortunate to have their support and are pleased to recognize them with this honor.” To register or for more information about City of Hope's Home Furnishings Industry and The Spirit of Life Award, contact Michael Sandler at 800-272-2310 or at msandler@coh.org or visit www.cityofhope.org/nhfi. City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry fundraising group selects honorees for its Spirit of Life Award who have fundamentally influenced the direction of the industry. 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, the group has grown to include representatives from all facets of the industry including retail, manufacturing and publishing. To date, their efforts have raised nearly $43 million for City of Hope. About aspenhome: aspenhome has evolved over the past 27 years from a small family owned home entertainment business based in Phoenix to a full line furniture company specializing in thoughtfully designed innovative products for improving the way people work, play and relax at home. Recognized as a resource for fashionable and functional family furniture, the aspenhome collection includes bedroom, dining, home office, home entertainment, stationary and motion leather seating, and occasional 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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