City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Their mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Their role as leaders in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged.
The City of Hope community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. They are united by the desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery they make and every new treatment they create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
Over the decades, research conducted at City of Hope has led to significant advances in modern medicine, including the development of the first synthetic human insulin, human growth hormone and the technology behind the widely used cancer-fighting drugs Herceptin, Rituxan and Avastin.
Today, City of Hope has been designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.
At City of Hope, they strive to benefit the communities in their service areas by decreasing health disparities in multiple ways. Those include creating major institutional shifts in thinking about community benefits, organizing thoughtful community collaborations and partnerships, and addressing the root causes that create barriers to good health.
Designating community benefit programs as an institutional priority has increased the urgency about creating meaningful, impactful programs that meet the needs of the vulnerable populations in the City of Hope service area. By instituting a comprehensive 2018-2021 Community Benefit Implementation Strategy, they are viewing existing and future programs through a lens that places vulnerable populations at the forefront of our planning process.
This institutional commitment is fostering collaboration among City of Hope employees participating in community benefit activities. By making community benefit a priority, we're taking a more strategic focus on the needs that are critical to our service area, and creating pathways for health and healing.
At City of Hope, our mission is to provide their service area with community benefit that decreases health disparities. They achieve this through efforts to address the root causes that create barriers to good health. Knowing that exercise and a healthy lifestyle reduces the risks of cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases, they have established the Healthy Living Community Grant Program.
The Healthy Living Community Grant Program is awarding $5,000 grants to groups/organizations that can demonstrate not-so-ordinary, sustainable and collaborative approaches to promoting healthy living through good nutrition, physical activity, cancer and diabetes prevention or smoking cessation. Applicants must provide services, for vulnerable populations, within the Greater San Gabriel Valley.
2018 HEALTHY LIVING GRANTEES
• Tzu Chi Medical Foundation-Tzu Chi Cancer Awareness Program.
• American Heart Association
• Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Health Initiative (AANHPI).
• Charles R. Drew University-Move Your Feet Then Eat.
• Common Threads – LA office-Common Threads Garden Bites: Experiential Garden and Nutrition, Education for Children.
• City of Montclair-Montclair Medical Clinic: Improving the Social Determinants of Health.
• Mychal’s Learning Place-Afterschool Program.
• Inland Valley Council of Churches – Inland Valley Hope Partners-Healthy Living.
2018 CITY OF HOPE COMMUNITY BUILDING GRANT RECIPIENTS
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership -Healthy San Gabriel Valley. The primary health strategy that this project will tackle is: to promote changes in government policies and built environments that help people lead healthier lives.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITY
City of Hope has been an Irwindale Chamber member for over 20 years and a Cornerstone Club member for almost 10 years. Victor Benavides, City of Hope Manager of Government and Community Relations currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a past Chair of the Board. Over the years, City of Hope has consistently been represented on the Chamber Board of Directors
They have been prominent sponsors of our legislative leadership luncheon, Young Citizen of the Year, the State of the City Luncheon, Honoring our First Responders Breakfast, the annual awards and installation dinner, the Milestone and Environmental Leadership Awards Luncheon as well as the Chamber’s annual golf tournament.
City of Hope has been recognized as the Irwindale’s Business of the Month in 2007 and 2015 and in 2012 was selected to be the Joe DiShanni Business of the Year.
City of Hope was awarded the following Environmental Awards for the following
2010 Environmental Innovation
2014 Energy Preservation