ARCADIA, Calif., March 25 Santa Anita Race Track --Approximately 320 guests and celebrities gathered on Sunday March 16th, toattend the second annual gala "Racing for Hope". Donors raised $150,000 tofight cancer while enjoying a sophisticated and exciting day of horseracing.The sold out charity event, founded by Marc and Renee Paul was hosted on agorgeous spring day overlooking famous Santa Anita Park with proceedsbenefiting City of Hope.
This year's proceeds will go toward City of Hope's Pediatric Center tofurther its research, treatment, and special programs for children battlingcancer. Last year's event's proceeds benefited City of Hope's Dr. KarenAboody to further her research using gene therapy to treat primary andmetastic brain tumors.
Celebrity guests included Actor Scott Elrod from ABC's "Men in Trees", asMC, and Nancy O'Dell, co-anchor of Access Hollywood. Hall of fame jockeys'attended including Gary Stevens, featured in the recent racing moving"Seabiscuit". Nancy O'Dell gave a heartwarming speech where she shared "thatwithout City of Hope's treatment of her father's cancer -- he would not havelived to see his granddaughter".
"Our families' lives have also been touched by cancer --'Racing for Hope'is our way of supporting the fight against all cancers while gatheringtogether for an exciting fun filled event", said Marc Paul.
Marc Paul is president and co-founder of SCI Real Estate Investments andwas recently named to two chapter Board of Directors for City of Hope, aninnovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institutiondedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life threateningillnesses.
"We are most grateful for the generous donations of everyone. Fightingcancer is an admirable cause, and we hope to use the proceeds to truly make adifference in people's lives" said Rob Myers, City of Hope's associate vicepresident of development.
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SCI is a real estate principal that specializes in buying Class-Acommercial properties. SCI works exclusively through licensed professionals tooffer co-ownership interests and 1031 exchange replacement properties toaccredited buyers. SCI was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in LosAngeles, California. For additional information, please visithttp://www.sciproperties.com.Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), clickappropriate link.Marc Paulhttps://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=71830
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