The Azoffs are set to receive the Spirit Award at City of Hope's annual Spirit of Life gala concert on May 7 at Universal Studios’ Gibson Amphitheater. Joining the Eagles on stage will be MC Billy Bush and fellow performers Darren Criss, Big Time Rush, Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson.
“We are grateful and privileged to receive this year’s Spirit of Life award, and are proud to help recognize the incredible work being done by researchers at City of Hope,” said Irving Azoff. “The institution’s level of advanced research into finding cures for life-threatening diseases is unparalleled, and we’re pleased to support its vision.”
“We are pleased to bestow our highest philanthropic honor to Shelli and Irving Azoff,” said Gary Stiffelman, president, City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry Group. “They are a model of philanthropic commitment and an inspiration to everyone who seeks to make cancer a curable and ultimately preventable disease.”
“Irving is the first person in the 38-year history of the Music and Entertainment Industry Group to be honored twice with its Spirit of Life Award,” added City of Hope’s Zach Horowitz. “It’s a real testament to his remarkable creativity and talent that he is even more important to the industry today than when we first honored him 28 years ago.”
Proceeds from the day will benefit lifesaving research, treatment and education programs for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases at City of Hope.