City of Hope
Internationally recognized innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution. Physicians/scientists dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.
Your gift means a step closer to a cure and a chance to comfort a patient undergoing treatment. Your gift means hope.
Here is some idea of what your contribution means at City of Hope:
- $1250 buys and interactive Pediatric Support Screen device that efficiently and effectively screens pediatric patients for a wide range of physical, emotional and personal preferences and issues. This system integrates a touchscreen environment that allows children to find the words to describe their feelings during a difficult time.
- $1000 will provide software and recording for our Music Therapy Program that will relieve pain and discomfort, and decrease stress and anxiety of both inpatients and outpatients.
- $750 is the cost of an iPad with education apps for City of Hope's School Program for children undergoing treatment at City of Hope.
- $500 provides 10 patients Yoga classes during their time at City of Hope. The calming effects of Yoga reduces stress and improves flexibility to assist with the healing process.
- $250 will pay for the cost of educational materials for up to 8 children in our School Program. These materials include age-appropriate books about cancer, cancer treatment, death and loss of a loved one.
- $150 buys makeup and eyebrow kits at our Positive Image Center for 25 women undergoing cancer treatments.
- $100 means a wig for a woman dealing with the physical and emotional impact of radiation therapy.
- $50 allows a patient and their caregivers to attend a Nutrition and Exercise class.
- City of Hope speeds the path from laboratory
discoveries to treatment. This has led to breakthrough cancer drugs such
as Herceptin, Rituxan, Avastin and Erbitux, which are saving lives
- City of Hope is a founding member of the National
Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the 21 leading cancer centers
that defines and sets standards for cancer care nationally.
- Worldwide millions of people with diabetes benefits from synthetic
human insulin developed through research conducted at City of Hope.
- City of Hope is designated an islet cell transplant
center by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF centers
are programs at select institutions focused on islet transplantation,
diabetes complications and immunology that enable scientists and
clinicians to collaborate and turn new ideas into treatments for diabetes.
- City of Hope is a recognized leader in the field of
laparascopic and robotic-assisted laparascopic prostate surgeries. Since 2000, City of
Hope physicians have performed more radical prostatectomies than any other
center in the U.S.
- A pioneer in bone marrow transplantation, City of Hope has performed more than 10,000 bone
marrow transplants, and today operates one of the largest, most successful
programs of its kind in the world.
- City of Hope is the first – and currently
the only – institution in the world to perform a clinical study using
genetically engineered T-cells to recognize and attack glioma, a highly
lethal form of brain cancer.
- City of Hope is ranked as one of “America’s Best
Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report.
- City of Hope received full accreditation by the
Joint Commission, the nation’s most widely recognized health care
- City of Hope is one of only eight cancer hospitals
nationwide listed as AARP Magazine’s “Doctors Faves” — hospitals
that doctors indicated they are most likely to refer patients to for
extremely difficult cancer cases.
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded City of Hope
an $8.6 million contract to facilitate stem cell research from laboratory
to clinical study.
- Numerous City of Hope physicians are featured in “America’s
Top Doctors for Cancer,” a consumer guide to the nation’s top cancer
- Forbes, The Chronicle of
Philanthropy and The Nonprofit Times featured City of Hope in
their annual surveys of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations. City of
Hope has received full and unconditional accreditation by the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's most
widely recognized health care accrediting body.