The National Business Products Industry (NBPI) group has once again raised the bar in terms of its fundraising effort for the City of Hope cancer research centre and clinic.
At last night’s Spirit of Life Gala evening at the Navy Pier in Chicago, the NBPI presented a cheque for an incredible $14.3 million to City of Hope, meaning that it was another record-breaking fundraising year.
Congratulations to Essendant’s Joe Templet – who, as the 2016 Spirit of Life Honouree, spearheaded the fundraising campaign – and to all those who contributed to this year’s amazing result.
There was a nice touch from 3M at last night’s event – the manufacturer unveiled a giant 11-ft (3.3m) portrait of Templet made out of Post-in notes as he collected his Spirt of Life award.
The 2017 City of Hope Spirit of Life Honouree for the NBPI is Steve Schultz, President and COO of North America at GOJO Industries.
Chicago (IL), USA