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The City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for many life-threatening diseases, some being cancer and diabetes. In order to get the word out The City of Hope organization is looking for Citizens of Hope to help spread the word.

Luckily some famous individuals such as Alison Sweeney, star of Days of our lives and hostess of The Biggest Loser, step forward to help spread the word about this comprehensive cancer center and the treatments that they offer. As she stated in Good Housekeeping Magazine, “Determination is everything. My parents taught me that at an early age, and it’s been a guiding principle in my life ever since. When people are determined, the possibilities are endless. City of Hope feels the same way. They’ve been fighting deadly diseases like cancer for 100 years, and remain determined to find cures. That’s why I joined their fight, so I can help others, and show them that nothing is impossible with the power of hope.

Organizations like this help others and implement new and improved treatment options for those suffering from life threatening diseases, including HIV/Aids. Many times the research is paid for by the help of grants.

Because they are so well-renown, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Due to this fact, their research and treatment protocols offer advanced care to patients with life-threatening diseases throughout the United States.

City of Hope began over 100 years ago thanks to a group of compassionate volunteers that raised money to begin a free, nonsectarian tuberculosis sanatorium. They continued their fundraising capabilities until they were able to put a down-payment on 10 acres of property in Duarte, California. They originally constructed two canvas cottages.

In the 1940s, tuberculosis was diminishing thanks to the discovery of antibiotics, so the City of Hope began tackling cancer, only later to work with diabetic patients, then those with HIV/AIDS. Through it all, their humanitarian vision remained that “health is not a human right.”

Samuel H. Golter, an early leader with the City of Hope, respected that vision and out of it, coined the phrase, “There is no profit in curing the body, if, in the process, we destroy the soul.” Those 16 words stuck and became the credo of the City of Hope!

Over the past 100 years, the City of Hope has made significant advances in modern medicine. Due to their commitment and dedication, this organization, developed by volunteers, has been designated a comprehensive cancer center. This is the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute. They have also been recognized as a founding member of the NCCN working with people throughout the U.S.

Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they plan to transform the future of medicine. Together with their medical researchers, physicians, nurses, educators and the rest of their staff, they have created a reality for countless patients with life-threatening diseases and their loved ones. The best thing is that volunteers like Alison Sweeney keep stepping up; their work continues!

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