City of Hope to Fete Apple's Eddy Cue with Spirit of Life Award
Apple senior vp Internet software and services Eddy Cue will be the next recipient of City of Hope's coveted Spirit of Life Award, given to those who have had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. The award's previous honorees offers a who's who of music industry leaders including Doug Morris, Irving Azoff, Rob Light, Neil Portnow, Quincy Jones and Edgar Bronfman, among many others.
"I'm truly honored to be this year's recipient of the Spirit of Life Award. The research that City of Hope does impacts the lives of millions, and their work personally means a lot to me," said Cue. "City of Hope uses the latest research and technology to fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. I hope that everyone who can, gives what they can, to City of Hope so they can continue to fight the battle against cancer."
"We couldn’t be more excited to be recognizing Eddy Cue with City of Hope’s highest honor," added Jason Morey, president of City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group. "City of Hope and Apple are both renowned for their passionate embrace of innovation and change. Eddy embodies that same passion. He has played a hugely important role for Apple as it has revolutionized the way consumers enjoy everything from music to films to TV to books to apps. He is an extraordinarily worthy honoree."
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The entertainment industry group that shares part of its name with City of Hope, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases founded in 1913, holds fundraisers and events throughout the country, raising money for cancer research. The organization has raised more than $100 million since its founding.
Cue will accept the award during a dinner in Los Angeles on October 23 at a yet-to-be-determined location.
A version of this story originally appeared on Billboard.com.