Why Invest in City of Hope?

More than 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 health care 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.

  • City of Hope is one of only 56 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.
  • Nearly 19,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants have been performed at City of Hope on behalf of patients with blood cancers. We were a pioneer in bone marrow and stem cell transplants — and our program is now one of the largest, most successful programs of its kind in the U.S.
  • City of Hope has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” for cancer by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years and among the top 10 for the last two.
  • City of Hope offers more than 850 clinical trials each year, enrolling 7,000+ patients.
  • Our recent expansion in California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia has put a City of Hope care facility within driving distance of 86 million people — more than a quarter of the U.S. population.

  • Many people like to include 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 including a gift in your will or trust to include 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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