Nation's Top Football Teams Bring Holiday Cheer to City of Hope Pediatric Cancer Patients at Rose Bowl 'Media Day' Photo Session
Teams Square Off Two Days Later at Rose Bowl for National Championship
WHAT: The No. 1 University of Southern California (USC) Trojans and
the No. 2 University of Texas Longhorns will meet City of Hope
pediatric cancer patients and pose for photographs two days
before their bid for the national championship.
WHEN: Monday, January 2, 2006 9 to 10 a.m.: USC Trojan football team meets City of Hope pediatric patients and their families for photo shoot (scheduled to include Heisman Trophy winners Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: University of Texas Longhorn football team meets City of Hope pediatric patients and their families for photo shoot (scheduled to include Heisman Trophy runner-up Vince Young). WHERE: Home Depot Center's Indoor Tennis Stadium: 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: * Players and coaches representing the USC Trojans and the Texas Longhorns * City of Hope Cancer Center patients and their families, including high school football player Jorge Hernandez. Jorge is a 2005 fall recipient of the California Interscholastic Federation Spirit of Sport Award, recognizing student-athletes who are active in school and community service. ABOUT CITY OF HOPE: 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. City of Hope's scientific knowledge is shared with medical centers locally and globally, helping patients battling life-threatening diseases. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.
SOURCE City of Hope
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