LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Hope's Music and
Entertainment Industry fund-raising group today announced that it has selected
Mark Mays, president and chief executive officer of Clear Channel
Communications, as its 2005 Spirit of Life(R) Honoree. Mays will be presented
with City of Hope's Spirit of Life(R) award -- the highest honor bestowed by
the world-renowned cancer research and treatment center at a star-studded gala
on September 29, 2005. Proceeds will benefit research, treatment and
education programs for cancer and other life-threatening diseases at City of
Hope Cancer Center.
The Spirit of Life(R) Award is presented annually to individuals who have
made notable contributions to both their community and profession. The Music
and Entertainment Industry fund-raising group for City of Hope selected Mays
as this year's honoree for his role in leading Clear Channel's efforts to
effect positive change in each of the global media and entertainment markets
the company serves. Mays takes to heart the company's commitment to serving
local communities through his involvement in a variety of professional and
civic activities. He plays a leadership role with the Greater San Antonio
Chamber of Commerce and serves on the boards of Junior Achievement's San
Antonio Chapter, the Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, the United
Way of San Antonio and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research.
"I am honored to be the recipient of this year's Spirit of Life(R) Award
and to be associated with such a world-class institution as City of Hope,"
said Mays. "I have great respect for the technological strides that the
hospital has made in its groundbreaking research, treatment and education
programs for patients fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases."
"Mark Mays embodies the visionary leadership that is central to The Spirit
of Life(R) Award," said Gregg Harrison, a partner at entertainment industry
law firm Gang, Tyre and Brown and president of City of Hope's Music and
Entertainment Industry fund-raising group. "He is a well respected and
admirable leader in the media and entertainment industries, and we are so
happy that we are able to recognize his achievements and honor him in this
City of Hope is one of the world's leading research and treatment centers
for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Named by
U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best medical centers for cancer
treatment, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow
transplantation and genetics. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a
Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation bestowed by the National
Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer
Network. City of Hope's scientific knowledge is shared with medical centers
locally and globally, helping patients battling life-threatening diseases
around the corner and around the world.
For more information, please call 800-260-HOPE or visit the Web site at
City of Hope...Where the Power of Knowledge Saves Lives(R).
SOURCE City of Hope