City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry (NBPI) has announced it has raised a total of $14.5 million this year for cancer research.
NBPI’s annual fundraising effort was led this year by SVP and General Manager of Sylvamo, Greg Gibson. The year-long Sustain Hope campaign culminated in October with a virtual gala and ‘watch party’ honouring Gibson, who is also the 2021 NBPI Spirit of Life Award recipient.
Executives from the US business supplies industry gathered at the historic Navy Pier in Chicago (IL) for the celebration of Gibson and the industry’s philanthropic achievement.
“I can’t thank the industry enough for what you’ve done, what your teams have accomplished, for your generosity and kindness,” Gibson said. “City of Hope researchers, scientists, physicians and staff work around the clock providing solutions for those who need them today, while fuelling the hope of finding the cures of tomorrow. The commitment of the NBPI over the years demonstrates our industry’s compassion, unity and unwavering commitment to supporting City of Hope and its mission of finding cures for diseases that affect so many we know and love.”
NBPI at City of Hope is made up of philanthropic and volunteer leaders across sectors, including office products, technology, food service, retailers and more. Since 1983, NBPI has raised more than $230 million to support research and patient care for life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
City of Hope will host the 2022 NBPI Spirit of Life Gala in Chicago on 13 October 2022. It will honour Peter Scala, Chief Merchandising Officer of Staples Inc, who, as the 2022 Spirit of Life honouree, will spearhead the coming year’s annual fundraising efforts.
Duarte (CA), USA