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City of Hope's 16th annual Songs of Hope celebration is partnering with RWQuarantunes for a special virtual event on 9/30 at 6:30pm PT. Richard and Demi Weitz will co-host with Jimmy Jam.

Honorees include Smokey Robinson, who will receive the Clive Davis Legend in Songwriting Award, Hildur Guðnadóttir, recipient of the EA Music Composer of the Year Award, and Daniel Nigro, who will be honored with the Sony Music Publishing Creative Trailblazer Award. Warner Chappell will honor the late hip-hop star Pop Smoke with the Voice of Hope Award.

Facebook will once again serve as presenting sponsor. The event will highlight the work of City of Hope’s Division of Health Equities and innovative Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

Said City of Hope Chief Philanthropy Officer Kristin J. Bertell, “The dedicated volunteers of the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry help us raise millions of dollars every year through events like Songs of Hope—all to aid in the fight against cancer and diabetes. I am humbled by their generosity and grateful to RWQuarantunes, our sponsors, and all the music professionals who are supporting our ability to save lives.”

"As a cancer survivor, I know it's imperative to raise funds to further City of Hope's groundbreaking medical research and supportive-care programs for patients,” said event co-chair Doug Davis of The Davis Firm. “This has become one of my favorite nights in music, and I am thrilled to again co-chair Songs of Hope and this wonderful celebration of the song and the songwriter, which are often overshadowed by the recording and the artist. Songs of Hope is particularly meaningful for me this year because I get to work hand-in-hand with my father, Clive Davis, who will present the Clive Davis Legend in Songwriting Award to the iconic Smokey Robinson.”

A portion of the funds raised at the 16th annual Songs of Hope will go toward supporting the work of this year’s Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy Award recipient, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., whose research seeks to eliminate health inequities among minority and under-resourced populations.

In addition to Doug Davis, co-chairs of the event include UMPG's Evan Lamberg, publishing veteran David Renzer and EA's Steve Schnur. Go here to learn more about ticketing and donations.