City of Hope home furnishings events rescheduled

DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope has rescheduled its signature International Home Furnishings Industry events for a second time as it continues to navigate the pandemic.

The Spirit of Life Award dinner honoring Rick Anderson, Patrick Cory and Rob Spilman is now slated for Saturday, Oct. 16, during the fall High Point Market. The

West Coast Golf & Tennis Tournament, honoring Mike Genrich, Jose Palacios and the Furniture of America family is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 13, at Coto De Caza Golf & Tennis Club in Orange County, Calif. The events previously were slated for April 18 and June 13, respectively. 

In a release, the research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, thanked the furniture industry for its patience and ongoing support.

“This year continues to be a challenging time for all of us as we navigate the pandemic and having the International Home Furnishings Industry partner with us once again means a great deal — especially for City of Hope patients,” COH said.

Chuck Reilly, executive vice president of AICO and Chairman for City of Hope’s International Home Furnishings Industry, said, “The drive and leadership of Rick Powell and Kevin O’Connor in driving our committees for the West Coast Golf Outing and the Spirit of Life Award Dinner shows their commitment as well as their passion for City of Hope. It is this commitment that has kept our honorees up to date, engaged and excited about the mission to save lives.” 

The center said it will continue to update the industry “as more details become available.”

“We know the postponements of these events are disappointing, but we also know that you understand the risks and limitations on such events in this current environment.”

For more information or to contact City of Hope with questions, email 

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