World-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center City of Hope will honour Surya founder Surya Tiwari and president Satya Tiwari with its highest honour, the 2019 Spirit of Life Award, at an awards dinner on April 7, 2019 in Greensboro, N.C.
For the past six years, Surya has been a financial partner in the City of Hope’s efforts to fund new research and medical treatments that have led to therapies now used by millions of people facing life-threatening illnesses around the world.
“My father and I are very honoured to receive this year’s Spirit of Life Award,” said Satya. “Although we are receiving the award, the real credit goes to the efforts of thousands of our weavers, employees, customers and vendor partners across the world. We look forward to continuing the success City of Hope has achieved in the furniture industry and work to elevate the organisation’s visibility within the accessories industry.”
The City of Hope Spirit of Life Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for nearly a century, and whose profession and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration. The Spirit of Life Award, by its very name, represents intangible qualities that make an individual’s life worthy of admiration: their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world.
“Your industry support has enabled us to accelerate the pace of discovery in cancer and diabetes care, transform our understanding of life-threatening diseases and move promising basic discoveries toward actual treatments,” said Kristin Bertell, chief philanthropy officer at City of Hope. “City of Hope would not be in a position to change care for patients worldwide if it weren’t for the generosity of this industry and companies like Surya that support it.”
In addition to its work with the City of Hope, Surya supports several other local, national and international organisations with health and wellness missions including the March of Dimes, Pain Free Patriots, Blood Assurance, Project Mala, and Akshaya Patra for which Satya is an advisory board member. For more information about Surya’s social responsibility efforts, visit surya.com/socialresponsibility.