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SCI Real Estate Investments Joins City of Hope to Fight Cancer
Date:3/25/2008

Celebrities Attend Sold Out Event at Santa Anita Race Track

ARCADIA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Anita Race Track -- Approximately 320 guests and celebrities gathered on Sunday March 16th, to attend the second annual gala "Racing for Hope". Donors raised $150,000 to fight cancer while enjoying a sophisticated and exciting day of horseracing. The sold out charity event, founded by Marc and Renee Paul was hosted on a gorgeous spring day overlooking famous Santa Anita Park with proceeds benefiting City of Hope.

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This year's proceeds will go toward City of Hope's Pediatric Center to further its research, treatment, and special programs for children battling cancer. Last year's event's proceeds benefited City of Hope's Dr. Karen Aboody to further her research using gene therapy to treat primary and metastic brain tumors.

Celebrity guests included Actor Scott Elrod from ABC's "Men in Trees", as MC, and Nancy O'Dell, co-anchor of Access Hollywood. Hall of fame jockeys' attended including Gary Stevens, featured in the recent racing moving "Seabiscuit". Nancy O'Dell gave a heartwarming speech where she shared "that without City of Hope's treatment of her father's cancer -- he would not have lived to see his granddaughter".

"Our families' lives have also been touched by cancer --'Racing for Hope' is our way of supporting the fight against all cancers while gathering together for an exciting fun filled event", said Marc Paul.

Marc Paul is president and co-founder of SCI Real Estate Investments and was recently named to two chapter Board of Directors for City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

"We are most grateful for the generous donations of everyone. Fighting cancer is an admirable cause, and we hope to use the proceeds to truly make a difference in people's lives" said Rob Myers, City of Hope's associate vice president of development.

About SCI Real Estate Investments

SCI is a real estate principal that specializes in buying Class-A commercial properties. SCI works exclusively through licensed professionals to offer co-ownership interests and 1031 exchange replacement properties to accredited buyers. SCI was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For additional information, please visit http://www.sciproperties.com.
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