Clear Channel Communications President and CEO Mark Mays to be Honored by City of Hope, October 20

Legendary Music Groups Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Scheduled to Perform

Sep 29, 2005, 01:00 ET from City of Hope

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Hope's Music and
 Entertainment Industry fund-raising group will honor 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, October 20, 2005 at the Barker Hanger
 in Santa Monica, Calif.  Scheduled performers for the show include the rock
 group Chicago and the 70's legends, Earth, Wind & Fire.  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

SOURCE City of Hope