Why Invest in City of Hope?

A century ago, City of Hope began with a vision that stretched far beyond the modest 10 acres of land in Duarte, California, where we first set down stakes and began building for the future.

Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to transforming the future of healthcare by combining the best science has to offer with the comforting power of human compassion. That focus, and the courage and resolve it inspired in patients and caregivers, set us apart even then: People called us the “city of hope.”

By staying true to that mission over the years, we’ve moved to the front line in the global battle against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We’re proud to say we’re able to combine science with soul to create miracles that make lives whole again.

  • City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, the highest designation possible from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Numerous breakthrough cancer drugs, including Herceptin, Erbitux, Rituxan and Avastin, are based on technology pioneered by City of Hope and are saving lives worldwide.
  • Millions of people with diabetes benefit from synthetic human insulin, developed through research conducted at City of Hope.
  • More than 14,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants have been performed at City of Hope on behalf of patients with blood cancers. The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center has ranked City of Hope as an “overperforming” transplant center, and City of Hope is the only U.S. transplant center with this recognition for over a decade.
  • City of Hope has earned the highest rating — four stars — from the nation’s leading watchdog, Charity Navigator for the thirteenth consecutive year. The four-star rating reflects City of Hope’s sound fiscal management and financial growth and stability.
  • Each year, City of Hope conducts 500 clinical trials, enrolling more than 6,200 patients.

    Many people like to leave a gift to charity in their will or trust to support causes that have been important in their lives. We hope you will consider creating your personal legacy of hope by leaving a gift in your will or trust to City of Hope. Your gift can make a difference for those who will turn to us for help in the future by helping to ensure the next 100 years of breakthrough research and treatments at City of Hope.

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