The stars are shining bright for City of Hope, Show of Shows production, March 14th

Hal Linden

Enjoy a star-studded night of hilarious comedy, live music and theatrical performances to benefit cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope’s 16th annual Show of Shows, Monday, March 14th at 8 p.m., Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Celebrities include Robert Klein, Hal Linden, William Michaels, The Platters, Sal Richards, Steve Solomon, Stewie Stone, The Bronx Wanderers, Carol Woods and Karen Saunders plus surprise guest stars. VIP admission with a post-show dinner at Matteo’s is $125. Reserved seating at $60, $50 and $40.

City of Hope is a biomedical research center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. One of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, City of Hope is a leader in accelerating the application of laboratory findings into new treatments and cures, saving lives and preserving families around the world.

The top cancer–fighting drugs, Herceptin, Rituxan, Avastin and Erbitux, and the first synthetic human insulin to treat diabetes are based on technology pioneered at City of Hope. A first-in-human clinical trial at City of Hope is providing new hope for AIDS patients with gene therapy that may halt HIV while it treats cancer.

Today City of Hope operates one of the largest, most successful bone marrow transplant programs of its kind in the world, recently becoming one of the first institutions to perform its 10,000th transplant.

City of Hope scientists participate in approximately 800 collaborative studies worldwide, some teaming with leading institutions in the Southeast, to develop the treatments of tomorrow.

“We all share a common vision that if we act now we can achieve our goal of a world where cancer, diabetes and other diseases no longer claim the lives of those we love,” remarked Joan Wizner, regional director, City of Hope, Southeast Region. “City of Hope is poised to make greater progress and save more lives than ever before.”

For more information about City of Hope and the Show of Shows, call 800-584- 6709 or tjones@coh.org.


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