DANBURY, Conn., April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday, April 17th, City of Hope, a California-based leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, held its 2016 Spirit of Life Award Dinner at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. The annual dinner is the primary fundraiser for City of Hope’s International Home Furnishings Industry (IHFI) to recognize key City of Hope supporters and corporate leaders.
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This year, honorees Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and CEO of Ethan Allen, and Richard Feng, founder, chairman and CEO of Markor Group, were presented with Spirit of Life awards. The Spirit of Life Award is presented to individuals who have made a difference: people who have influenced the industry with their character, leadership, and philanthropy.
"It was a great honor to receive The Spirit of Life Award,” says Kathwari. “But for me, it’s really all about the amazing work being accomplished at City of Hope. The organization is making groundbreaking research in its fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and I’m proud to play a part in that. I was also pleased to announce that our family foundation is planning to set up a $250,000 endowment to help find a cure for childhood cancer."
Since its inception in 1965, City of Hope’s International Home Furnishings Industry, which includes manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, sales representatives, and service providers, has raised more than $54 million. With more than $1.8 million raised in contributions from IHFI members and events this year, the 2016 fundraising effort is a record breaker for City of Hope.
About Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities, which include six manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit www.ethanallen.com. Follow Ethan Allen: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers, 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 world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. 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, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
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