Foodies rejoiced as they attended the Concern Foundation’s 41st Annual Block Party honoring 750 cancer researchers. The event was packed with over 70 food and beverage vendors on the exciting Paramount Studios Backlot. In 2014, the event raised $1.8 million. The 2015 is set to raise $1.5 million.

Concern Foundation invested $57 million in more than 750 gifted scientists committed to understanding how the immune system can be used to treat cancer. Concern Foundation’s mission is to conquer cancer by providing essential funds to support the early stages of discovery by the most promising and innovative immunologists.

 

The island themed event attracted over 4000 people as the streets were lined with delicious creations from some of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants.  Event activities included 3d Cheeze photos, Brian Kramer digital photo studio, Island Ink airbrush tattoos, and spa services provided by Marinello Schools of Beauty.

One of the most anticipated portions of the vent was the live auctions hosted by award-winning actress Jill Wheland from The Love Boat. Four stages featured Oskar Caraya & the Enclave, D’City sound with MC Dwayne as well as a slew of talented island themed performers including Pan Dulce, Son de Cuba & Caro Pierotto.

The backlot was packed with colorful fabric hanging across the street.

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Destination Luxury Publisher David Christopher Lee holds a parrot on his shoulder from Reptacular Animals who exhibited a bunch of tropical birds during the event.

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Classic Cadillacs were displayed by the Automobile Driving Museum.

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Colorful island themed dancers were on every stage. The theme was perfect for a hot summer’s day.

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Checkout these dessert by Seasons 52 private catering.

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Gourmet chips anyone?

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Macaroons by Farshid Hakim’s La Provence.

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Ice cream buffet by Dandy Don’s, homemade ice cream.

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Flamingos set the stage for the evening as the party went on.

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This popsicle is designed to go with your beer. It is bloody mary flavored. They are available at Diablo Taco.

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