PICO RIVERA, Calif. – Full-line furniture resource AICO raised $36,000 for the annual City of Hope Walk for Hope event held virtually this year in support of finding treatments for female cancers.
The Oct. 4 virtual fundraiser gave community members and leaders a chance to participate in the program in real time. In addition to comments from City of Hope leaders and doctors, there were stories from cancer survivors and an acknowledgement to sponsors of the annual event.
After the program, participants were encouraged to choose a route of their own to support patients, survivors, medical team members and researchers. A key theme of this year’s event was: “The world has changed, but the reasons we walk have not.”
Leading the AICO All-Stars Team participating in this year’s event was Martin Ploy, AICO president.
“In a year that we’ve not been able to gather for our industry’s key fundraising events, Martin Ploy has been able to rally the troops not only to raise funds, but more importantly, to raise awareness in the fight to cure women’s cancers,” said Chuck Reilly, AICO executive vice president and City of Hope chair for the International Home Furnishings Industry group.
Michael Amini added, “Finding a cure for cancer has long been a global concern, and the unprecedented challenges faced worldwide in 2020 have heightened our awareness of the need for unity. Coming together as a community for a common cause gives us much needed hope in these difficult times. I am proud to stand behind Martin Ploy and the AICO All-Stars in support of this incredibly important cause.”
City of Hope is helping to lead the battle against cancers unique to women through research, treatment and education. The Walk for Hope event provides funds to support City of Hope’s efforts to push the boundaries of science to advance research and treatments for women.
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