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About City of Hope

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 or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.


A world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution, City of Hope was founded 100 years ago.

In 1913, a group of visionaries determined to cure diseases, end human suffering and heal those in need pitched two tents to care for the seriously ill in what is now Duarte, California. They came to call the place The City of Hope.

Hope was the soul of its existence then - and so it remains.

Over the years, City of Hope's physicians and scientists have been responsible for some of the most significant advances in modern medicine. They have offered insights that have reshaped the world's understanding of diseases. They have developed therapies that have improved millions of lives. They achieved scientific breakthroughs, set national standards, put their most creative thinking to the test, and succeeded.

Through it all - the discoveries, the expansions, the accomplishments and collaborations - City of Hope has cared for its patients and their loved ones with a compassion that is as exceptional as it is renowned.

Hope drove City of Hope's founders to dream big in the beginning - and it is what inspires City of Hope to dream even bigger today and into the future.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate patient-centered philosophy, and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy. City of Hope shares the Northern Trust Open's tradition of giving back, strengthening individuals, families and their communities through innovative and responsive philanthropic programs.

Since its inception100 years ago, City of Hope has helped patients and their families manage and conquer challenging diseases through compassionate patient care and groundbreaking research. This research makes a difference: Numerous breakthrough cancer drugs, including Herceptin, Rituxan and Avastin, are based on technology developed by City of Hope. Millions of people with diabetes worldwide benefit from synthetic human insulin developed through research conducted at City of Hope.

City of Hope is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of top cancer centers that defines and sets standards for cancer care nationally.

Compassion drives City of Hope's innovation. Every discovery and every new treatment gives patients everywhere the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce (LAJCC) Charity Foundation - The First Tee Foundation of Los Angeles

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Founded in 1924, the mission of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce is to empower young professionals of Greater Los Angeles through professional enrichment, leadership development and community service. The Junior Chamber Charity Foundation was established in 1949 to administer and expand the organization's community-based programs that serve more than 10,000 constituents throughout Los Angeles County annually. The Junior Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation strive to power the future of Los Angeles by providing a ready platform for young professionals to lead the way and build a legacy for future generations. One of the programs of the LA Junior Chamber Charity Foundation that directly benefits from the Northern Trust Open is:

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The First Tee of Los Angeles

The mission of The First Tee of Los Angeles is to impact the lives of young people, especially those from underserved communities, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The program's focus is to establish a lifelong interest in golf by engaging young people in a structured golf curriculum that promotes personal character development within a physical education setting.

The First Tee of Los Angeles achieves this mission by reaching out to youth, ages 6 to 18, especially in communities where golf is traditionally not found - and providing them with professional instruction, discounted access to golf courses and practice facilities and property fitted equipment.

The curriculum uses TARGET Clinics and the Life Skills Experience™ to develop golfers. It also teaches junior golfers the Nine Core Values™ of The First Tee: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. With those values in mind, the junior golfers advance through the program's certified levels, PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace, and learn how the skills essential for successful golf experiences can help them be successful in life.

Members of The First Tee of Los Angeles receive a host of benefits. In addition to general instruction, participants learn rules, etiquette and pace of play through the Introduction to Competition Series. They can establish a USGA approved handicap through their GHIN club hosted by the Southern California Golf Association.

The experience goes well beyond golf instruction and play. Enrolled students are recognized for maintaining exceptional grades in school. Members are also invited to take part in educational scholarships, golf industry field trips, nutrition and fitness workshops, and volunteer projects; as well as, opportunities through The First Tee Network such as The First Tee Open, The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy, the Future Leaders Forum and Scholars Program. Students can also invite a parent or guardian to share in the fun by participating in team events such as the Turkey Shoot, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tournament, and other family golf events.

The program is offered at its home facility of Whittier Narrows and nine other affiliate sites in Los Angeles County. The First Tee of Los Angeles strives to maintain a membership that mirrors Los Angeles' demographic diversity. Since its inception, tens of thousands of children have participated in its numerous programs and classes; and more than 1,000 are expected to enroll in 2013. For more information visit:

CLICK HERE to learn more about the LAJCC.

For a list of community partners, CLICK HERE .