Miley Cyrus Performs In The City Of Hope Benefit Concert
She hosted the 2008 CMT Music Awards with her father in April.
In 2008, Cyrus hosted the Teen Choice Awards. On September 5 2008, Cyrus along with many female singers performs a single for the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to Cancer, titled "Just Stand Up!", was performed live during the one-hour U.S. On September 14, 2008, Cyrus participated in other philanthropy action — along with other performers, performed at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California for the City of Hope Benefit Concert that will help raise for cancer research and training programs.
LOS ANGELES, August 11, 2008 – Fans of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers will have more reasons to cheer this September, when the Disney Music Group artists take the stage with other performers at Disney’s Concert for Hope, a benefit concert supporting cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope. It will be held Sunday, September 14, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City. Tickets for the concert will be available Saturday, August 16 at 10am through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster retail outlets including all Macy’s, FYE Music & Ritmo Latino locations, and via TM Charge by Phone -- (213) 480-3232 • (714) 740-2000 • (805) 583-8700. A portion of the tickets will be auctioned through Ticketmaster.com.
“We are honored and grateful for the generosity of Disney, Creative Artists Agency and the dedication of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers in supporting the lifesaving work of City of Hope,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer, City of Hope. “This Concert for Hope demonstrates their commitment to improving the lives of patients with cancer and to helping create a future in which cancer is not only treatable, but curable and preventable.”
The concert continues Disney and Cyrus’ support of City of Hope. Last year, Disney donated $1 from every ticket sold during her highly successful “Best of Both Worlds” concert tour to cancer research at City of Hope. The concert series raised more than $1 million.
City of Hope National Medical Center is one of 39 NCI-designated Cancer Centers and is located in the city of Duarte, California. City of Hope comprises an ambulatory and in-patient cancer treatment center as well as a biomedical research facility known as the Beckman Research Institute and the City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
A major non-profit organization, City of Hope was originally founded in 1913 as a haven for those stricken with tuberculosis, as the dry, desert-like climate of the San Gabriel Valley was considered beneficial for those with the illness. Since then, the institution has grown to more than 300 physicians and scientists and over 2,500 employees, all of whom are part of City of Hope's work to find the causes of - and cures for - various forms of cancer as well as other life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The City of Hope campus is located on over 112 acres, and as of 2006, has 158 licensed beds, 84 of which are devoted to bone marrow transplantation patients.