Clear Channel Communications President and CEO Mark Mays Named as City of Hope's 2005 Spirit Of Life(R) Honoree

Apr 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from City of Hope

    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