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Hollywood, California – The Concern Foundation has been raising money for cancer research since 1968. Created by a group of friends, this foundation is dedicated to raising money to put cancer researchers to work. This event raises over a million dollars in one night each year. People from all over the world come to Los Angeles in early July to have dinner, listen to great music, and raise money to conquer cancer now.
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Concern Foundation produced its 43rd Annual Block Party on the backlot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Themed Kingdom of Concern, the highly anticipated event hosted approximately 4,000 guests and raised $1.7 million for cancer research.
Guests had a chance to experience 70 food and beverage vendors including 1212, Button Mash, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Morton’s Beverly Hills, STK Los Angeles, Trejo’s Tacos, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more. The streets were filled with entertainment such as casino-style games, photo booths, renaissance characters, and bands such as The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sportive Tricks and the Tom Nolan Band.
The Best of LA on Los Angeles magazine’s street presented an Equinox recharge station for iPhones and other devices. The Infiniti Lounge featuring live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Scott Conant which was very popular.
Kelly Stone and Bruce Singer received their Spirit of Concern Humanitarian awards. Kelly’s sister, Sharon, spoke about Kelly’s lifetime dedication to charitable causes. Eden Alpert also received her Spirit of Humanitarian award while her father, Herb Alpert looked on from the front row.
During the evening program, the main stage played a video that shared a message of Concern Foundation’s accomplishments and a call to join their efforts. The live auction, led by lifestyle expert and entertainment reporter, Mar Yvette, followed, during which guests bid on exclusive opportunities such as Dodger Dugout Seats, a luxury vacation in Costa Rica, and VIP tickets to NBC’s The Voice with guitars signed by Blake Shelton and Maroon 5, just to name a few.
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