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.