NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year we are proud to announce AEG is one of the Cancer Support Community's (CSC) honorees for our annual Spring Celebration, slated for Thursday, April 19, at the Lighthouse, 61 Chelsea Piers in New York City.
AEG is the world's leading sports and live sports and entertainment company. For more than 20 years, AEG has led the movement in transforming the live entertainment industry -- locally and globally -- with creative expression being at the root of its success.
"On behalf of AEG and our 24,000 employees worldwide, we are proud to accept this honor from the Cancer Support Community. Through AEG's ongoing commitment to the Cancer Support Community and other related initiatives, including the Amgen Tour of California, we know the importance of supporting cancer patients and their families, and helping them navigate through this difficult disease," said Steven A. Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Anschutz Corporation, and Chief Strategy Officer, AEG.
Hosted by Jack Ford of CBS News, the gathering at which AEG will be recognized helps enable CSC's growing global nonprofit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, hospital partners, and satellite locations, to provide more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families.
"As a global and widely respected organization, we know that AEG shares our commitment to ensuring no one faces cancer alone," said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of CSC.
In addition to AEG, the evening's other honorees include author and Emmy-winning celebrity chef Sandra Lee; award-winning journalist Joan Lunden; and Libby Mullin, a nationally recognized health policy expert who played an instrumental role in establishing CSC's Cancer Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.