City of Hope Named Official Charity of 2009 NFL Season on FOX Sports
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by FOX Sports and its employees for the FOX Sports Supports initiative,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer, City of Hope. “Cancer touches everyone at some point in their lives. In collaboration with FOX Sports and its viewers, City of Hope will continue to make vital discoveries and quickly translate them into better treatments for the millions of people affected by cancer.”
FOX Sports Supports was created in 2007 by David Hill, chairman and chief executive officer of FOX Sports Television Group, and Wanger. Wanger, a member of a City of Hope support group called the Sportsmen’s Club, previously established an annual golf tournament, which eventually became the City of Hope Golf Classic benefiting the Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship and Research Fund, a fund that was established in honor of Tim Nesvig who lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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