UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital to Benefit from Tony Robbins Book

September 20, 2012
News Office: Abigail Mortimore (415) 502-6397

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is set to receive all donations associated with the download of the latest book from American best-selling author and peak performance strategist, Tony Robbins.

Recognizing the efforts of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Robbins and co-author Walter Rogers, CEO of CloudCoaching International, a joint venture between Tony Robbins and Baker Communications, realized they could create an opportunity that would help pediatric patients.

"I am excited about the upcoming release of "Pathways to Growth: 9 Disciplines to Create Sales Breakthroughs in Turbulent Times," but nothing has me more excited than the knowledge that proceeds from this book are going to benefit programs that are doing such an amazing job of helping and healing kids," said Robbins.

"I am deeply committed to the proposition that regardless of stature, only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy; true fulfillment. I see that commitment being modeled by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, through his support for the programs at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and I am honored that we can play some small part in advancing that work."

On Tuesday, a group including Robbins, Rogers, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newson and Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, had a chance to interact with staff and patients at the hospital who could benefit from the donations from downloading the book.

"This is wonderful news for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and the children and families we serve," said Laret. "We continue to be inspired by the way people like Marc Benioff, Tony Robbins and Walter Rogers are stepping up to support our vision of providing the highest quality, safest care to our youngest patients."

"Pathways to Growth" is written to help businesses ignite higher levels of performance and success by empowering sales managers with skills for coaching and directing their sales teams. The book draws not only on the expertise and experiences of Robbins and Rogers, but it also leverages the insights of respected thought leaders in business, academia and private equity.

"Pathways to Growth" is now available online where buyers can identify a donation value, if they choose, when downloading the book. In addition, a limited amount of hard copy versions will be available at the salesforce.com Dreamforce conference, held in San Francisco this week.

"I am grateful to Tony and Walter for supporting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital," said Benioff. "Tony Robbins has been a tremendous inspiration in my life, and my hope is that through this donation, Tony will inspire others to be a force for good."

About UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. For more information, visit www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.

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