Spirit of Life in Orlando

Ray Griffith will find himself in good company on Feb. 7.

The CEO of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. will share the spotlight at an Orlando, Fla., ceremony on the eve of the International Builders’ Show. Griffith will be the Spirit of Life honoree at the 30th anniversary celebration of City of Hope’s Hardware/Homebuilding Industry group.

“This is an honor for Ace Hardware, but I recognize that my name and photo are attached,” Griffith told Home Channel News. “I feel privileged and happy to help.”

City of Hope is the Southern California-based research and treatment facility known as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country. Over the past 30 years, the Hardware/Homebuilding Industry has helped raise more than $140 million for the charity.

Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, a 2001 Spirt of Life honoree, is slated to serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

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