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News Release

Monday, November 18, 2013

Media Relations

LASD and LAPD Battle Each Other for a Good Cause NA13206cj

WHAT:
Press Conference and Media Availability

WHEN:
Friday November 22, 2013
5:30 p.m.- Doors open
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.- Suggested media arrival time
7 p.m. – Fights begin

WHERE:
Quiet Cannon
901 Via San Clemente
Montebello, Calif. 90640

WHO:
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, Sheriff Lee Baca
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck
Nancy Lewis, Director of Development, City of Hope
LA Sheriff’s deputies vs. LAPD officers matching-up in the ring

WHY:
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department square off against officers from the LAPD at the 20th annual Fight for Life.  This one-of-a-kind boxing match benefits lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope.  This year’s match-up will take place on Friday, November 22, at 7 p.m., at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, Calif.

The annual event began in 1994, shortly after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies encountered a young boy with cancer while working on patrol in East Los Angeles.  The deputies befriended the young boy and provided help in order to improve the quality of life for him and his family.

LAPD officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies have been longtime supporters of City of Hope.  In its 20-year history, the event has raised over $1 million for the institution.

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.  City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.  For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.

Media parking is located in the main parking lot (deputies and officers will direct you upon arrival).

CONTACT:
To RSVP for the press conference and/or the event contact Dominique Grignetti at dgrignetti@coh.org or 213-241-7294. On site contact number for Grignetti is (626) 513-6752.

For more information about Fight for Life visit cityofhope.org/fight4life or call Nancy Lewis at 213-241-7134 to purchase tickets.

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