TAMPA, FL, April 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Jeffrey Seaman, Chief Executive Officer of Rooms To Go, will receive The Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope's most prestigious philanthropic honor at the institution's 2012 Spirit of Life Award dinner during the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C., on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Spirit of Life Award is presented annually to one or more national home furnishings industry leaders and recognizes outstanding business leadership and philanthropic achievements. This year's event will take place at 6 p.m. at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
The Spirit of Life Award honoree Jeffrey Seaman, CEO and founder of Rooms To Go, America's #1 independent furniture
retailer, is joined by Bob Sherman, chief executive officer of Serta Mattress Company. Both honorees have raised funds and heightened awareness for City of Hope within the National Home Furnishings Industry. "I'm proud to support City of Hope, an organization committed to finding a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases," says Seaman.
"We are delighted to have two illustrious leaders being honored by City of Hope with The Spirit of Life Award," said Jena Hall, co-chairman of the National Home Furnishings Industry initiative at City of Hope. "Together, with my national co-chairman, Roger Friesen of Casana Furniture, and our newly appointed Spirit of Life dinner chairman, Kevin O'Connor of Samson Marketing, we will celebrate the advancement and promise of City of Hope's critical research and treatments and the extraordinary contributions of these two industry leaders, Jeffrey Seaman and Bob Sherman, at our annual Spirit of Life gala."
"The National Home Furnishings Industry has been a longtime supporter of City of Hope's innovative medical research and lifesaving programs," said Kevin O'Connor, chairman of City of Hope's Spirit of Life initiative. "We appreciate their loyalty and we deeply value the industry's commitment and support."
About Rooms To Go
Rooms To Go Corporation is America's #1 independent furniture company with the nation's largest furniture inventory. With more than 140 locations, the company offers stylish furniture at everyday low prices, original room packages, superior service and fast delivery. The retailer is also the leader in children's furniture
through its Rooms To Go Kids chain and offers the widest array of themed room packages for children in the United States. For more information about the company, please visit www.roomstogo.com
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and 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 www.cityofhope.org
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About National Home Furnishings Industry
Founded in 1965 by a group of industry leaders who wanted to help fund the search for a cure to cancer and other life-threatening diseases, the National Home Furnishings Industry has grown to include representatives from all facets of the industry including retail, manufacturing and publishing. To date, the industry has raised more than $45 million for City of Hope.
When Rooms To Go opened its first set of doors in 1991, the way people bought furniture was changed forever. Since then, we've grown into America's #1 independent furniture company with the nation's largest furniture inventory. By offering stylish furniture at everyday low prices, original room packages, superior service and fast delivery, today Rooms To Go is America's favorite place to buy furniture.