California Spirit XXIX Gourment Garden Party

Eric Beikmann/American Cancer Society
Phone: (213) 736-5075

American Cancer Society takes philanthropy plein air

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 10, 2012– Barbara Lazaroff and Sherry Lansing gather top LA restaurateurs and California vintners for the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit XXIX 4 p.m. Sunday July 28 at the Pacific Design Center. The event honors John Shaffner and Joe Stewart – Production Design by Shaffner/Stewart ; and Philomena McAndrew, MD and Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD – Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group with a special thanks to Distinguished Giving Chair Bill Harrison of Fifteen Minutes Public Relations.
The much awaited afternoon features live entertainment, a VIP reception, spectacular live and silent auctions and hearty samples of LA’s finest cuisine from the kitchens of Chinois on Main
CUT , The Foundry on Melrose, Hotel Bel-Air , Mozza, Nonna of Italy, Patina, Red Seven, RivaBella , Rock Sugar, Spago Beverly Hills, Wolfgang Puck Catering and WP24. Vintners from Bishop’s Peak, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Dragonette Cellars, Foxen, Inception, Krupp Brothers, Malibu Vineyards, Rock Sake, Talley Vineyards and Topanga Vineyards will pour their finest reserve.
This year’s auction includes tickets to the American Music Awards; a Playboy Mansion grounds tour; a DIRECTV system with one year “Choice Extra” programming, sports and Rose parade tickets, and a one week-stay at the Westin Lagunamar, Cancun.
Tickets to California Spirit XXIV are $350 per person or $3,500 for a table of 10 and can be purchased online at Sponsorships are still available. For information visit or contact Jordan Buskirk at (310) 348-0356 or
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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