The Baer Family surrounds Bobby Baer as he accepts The Spirit of Life Award, presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for nearly a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration. 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. As a Top 100 furniture company in the US, Baer's Furniture has been chosen for this honor for their great success in business and their philanthropic spirit in giving back to the community and City of Hope. The Baer Family is honored along with furniture manufacturer Alan Cole., recently retired President of Hooker Furniture.