Co-Founder, Board Member
James Chippendale is a survivor of leukemia and bone marrow transplant recipient. Inspired by his long battle with cancer and search for a bone marrow donor Chippendale wanted to make sure all people, everywhere, had access to quality cancer care and a bone marrow donor. So in 2006 he joined fellow leukemia survivor, Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band, and launched the Love Hope Strength Foundation.
A 25 year insurance executive and owner of Ascend Insurance Brokerage Ascend is one of the countries leading music insurance brokerage firms placing coverage for leading concert promoters (Bowery Presents, C3 Presents), music festivals (Life is Beautiful, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits), touring artists, live music venues and thousands of special events. Chippendale’s media background includes hosting the twice- Emmy-nominated lifestyle segment, Last Call with James Chippendale his philanthropy endeavors led him to produce the non-profit award-winning documentary “More to Live For.” Recently, Chippendale has joined Jim Digby (Production Manager/Director of Touring for Linkin Park) to help form the Event Safety Alliance, a revolutionary non-profit organization within the entertainment industry, comprised of top industry professionals serving to improve safety at live events around the world.
James has become a national figure as a leukemia spokesperson and survivor. James has made over 350 media appearances, including ABC, Fox News, CNN, USA TODAY, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Good Morning America, American Way, The New York Times, and The Howard Stern Radio and TV shows.