CITY OF HOPE HONORS TWO HOME FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY LEADERS WITH THE SPIRIT OF LIFE AWARD
LOS ANGELES – Two leaders from the home furnishings industry will receive The Spirit of Life® Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor at the institution’s 2012 Spirit of Life Award dinner during the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C., on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Spirit of Life Award is presented annually to one or more national home furnishings industry leaders and recognizes outstanding business leadership and philanthropic achievements. This year’s event will take place at 6 p.m. at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. For information about attendance and sponsorship opportunities, contact Yolanda Guerrero at 213-241-7168, firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Hope’s 2012 Spirit of Life honorees are Jeff Seaman and Bob Sherman, chief executive officers of Rooms To Go and Serta Mattress Company. Both honorees have raised funds and heightened awareness
for City of Hope within the National Home Furnishings Industry.
“We are delighted to have two illustrious leaders being honored by City of Hope with The Spirit of Life Award,” said Jena Hall, co-chairman of the National Home Furnishings Industry initiative at City of Hope. “Together, with my national co-chairman, Roger Friesen of Casana Furniture, and our newly appointed Spirit of Life dinner chairman, Kevin O’Connor of Samson Marketing, we will celebrate the advancement and promise of City of Hope’s critical research and treatments and the extraordinary contributions of these two industry leaders, Jeff Seaman and Bob Sherman, at our annual Spirit of Life gala.”
“I’m proud to support City of Hope, an organization committed to finding a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Seaman. Added Sherman, “It is a privilege to be part of this incredible industry and witness how our support is making a tremendous impact in the lives of patients and families all over the country.”
“The National Home Furnishings Industry has been a longtime supporter of City of Hope’s innovative medical research and lifesaving programs,” said Kevin O’Connor, chairman of City of Hope’s Spirit of Life initiative. “We appreciate their loyalty and we deeply value the industry’s commitment and support.”