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2023 Spirit of Life Top Sponsors Lead the Call for Support

Furniture World News Desk on 3/20/2023

Past Spirit of Life honorees gathered at the 2022 Celebration Dinner in High Point, N.C.
Past Spirit of Life honorees gathered at the 2022 Celebration Dinner in High Point, N.C.

Renowned biomedical, treatment and research center City of Hope, in and the International Home Furnishings Industry (IHFI) proudly announced top sponsors of the 2023 Spirit of Life Celebration® which will take place during the April High Point Market.

A robust slate of sponsors for the signature spring fundraising event jump starts City of Hope’s campaign to raise awareness and critical funds for cancer research. The 2023 celebration event includes the following top sponsors dedicated to making advancements in this field:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Rooms To Go

  • Honoree Circle: Ashley Furniture, LS Direct, Samson Marketing, Surya

  • Diamond Sponsors: Baer’s Furniture, Bassett Furniture, Berkshire Hathaway Group, Flexsteel, Haverty’s, Hooker Furniture, J.B. Hunt, Klaussner, La-Z-Boy, ManWah Cheers, Raymour & Flanigan, and Tempur Sealy

Spirit of Life® Celebration is one of two flagship events hosted each year by IHFI and City of Hope in support of the ongoing fight against cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. It will be held on Sunday, April 23, at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, where all sponsors will be recognized and celebrated. Many opportunities for sponsorships are available.

“The tremendous commitment from our sponsors elevates and amplifies the furniture industry’s dedication to impact change in the cancer research space by helping to raise awareness and critical resources for the lifesaving therapies made possible at City of Hope,” said Kevin O’Connor, Spirit of Life Celebration chair.

City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy.

The International Home Furnishings Industry group formed in 1965 is one of City of Hope's first industry-based chapters and premier fundraising groups that encompasses retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, suppliers and associated service providers. Since its formation, IHFI has raised over $100 million to advance leading-edge research and treatment innovation for the benefit of patients and families everywhere.

To learn more about the partnership between the furniture industry and City of Hope, and to support the 2023  Spirit of Life®, visit CityofHope.org/IHFI-gala. For more information, contact Loren Boyko at 626-222-9764 or send an email to furniture@coh.org.



About City of Hope
City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated group of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram and LinkedIn.