Esquire hosted “Songs of Hope VII” at the Esquire Apartment, the magazine’s “Ultimate Bachelor Pad,” Thursday, December 1st. Ne-Yo served as the emcee for the event, where music and entertainment industry giants committed to fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases came together for a special evening of live music and a silent auction benefiting lifesaving research at City of Hope.
The event featured intimate performances by Skylar Grey and Sara Bareilles, who joined Clive Davis, Swizz Beatz, Desmond Child, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Jack Essig, SVP/publishing director/chief revenue officer at Esquire and Stephen Jacoby, Esquire’s associate publisher/marketing. The evening’s award recipients were Mark Mothersbaugh, Desmond Child, Sara Bareilles, and Swizz Beatz.
City of Hope is one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Since its founding in 1913, City of Hope has achieved numerous scientific breakthroughs and pioneered many lifesaving procedures that have benefited patients worldwide. This year, more than one million people will be diagnosed with cancer.
“City of Hope physicians and researchers are on the front lines of developing groundbreaking and innovative treatments for people with cancer and other life threatening diseases. The support of the music and entertainment industry allows us to advance our research in order to discover and improve treatments for patients and families everywhere,” said Jody Price, director of development, City of Hope.
The Esquire Apartment is New York’s premier showcase home and brings the style and innovation of the Esquire brand to life. Located in the heart of one of NYC’s burgeoning neighborhoods and boasting some of the best views of lower Manhattan, the Esquire Apartment in DUMBO is a sprawling triplex penthouse in The ClockTower Building, a former factory that was remodeled into luxury condominiums by David Walentas and his real estate development firm, Two Trees Management Company. The unique 7,000 square-foot space features 14-foot-high glass clock faces on each wall of the main living area providing views out to the four points of the compass. The apartment features the work of A-list interior decorators with designs by Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, Lufthansa, Acura, and more that reflect the lifestyle of today’s modern man.
Esquire has raised more than $8.5 million for a variety of causes since the first Ultimate Bachelor Pad opened in 2003.
The event was sponsored by Acura, Hugo Boss, Knob Creek, and TouchTunes. Songs of Hope VII music and entertainment Platinum and Presenting sponsors included American Express, Clive Davis, Electronic Arts, Peermusic, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Spotify, Universal Music Publishing Group, and VEVO. Lending their names to the host committee in support of Songs of Hope VII were Miley Cyrus, Gavin DeGraw, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, John McEnroe, Patty Smyth, and Mary Mary.
For more information about City of Hope, visit www.cityofhope.org.