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By Rachel Ganz
Special to the Observer 

"California Dreaming to Conquer Cancer" treated over 4000 guests to live entertainment

The Concern Foundation for cancer research 45th Annual Block Party raised $1.8 Million from 4000 attendees

 

Concern foundation Block Party

Last Saturday July 13, 2019 the back lot of Paramount Picture Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, was transformed into a gastronomical feast of over 75 food and beverage vendors from The Best of LA 2019 to help The Concern Foundation's 45th Annual Block Party raise $1.8 million to support cancer research worldwide.

This years "Lifetime of Giving Award" was presented to Judy Carroll, Lexy and John Caroll, and the entire Caroll family for their lifetime contributions and dedication to the Concern Foundation. Since its start in 1968, the Concern Foundation has raised and gifted salary support to over $60 million in salaries to 750 brilliant and dedicated cancer research doctors and scientists

Concern foundation Block Party

This year's theme "California Dreaming to Conquer Cancer" treated over 4000 guests to live entertainment, DJ dancing, live and silent auctions, photo booths, casino games, food, beverages, wine, and desert from over 75 of Los Angeles finest restaurants.

This food bon vivant included tastings from Fogo de Chao, Ocean Prime, Vibrato Grill Jazz, STK Los Angeles, The Grill on the Alley, Buzz Bar, Maria's Italian Kitchen, Pink's Famous Hot Dogs, Porta Via, Urban Oven, Factor's Famous Deli, Fry Girl and many more. There was numerous winery tastings, handmade Vodka, exotic beers and gourmet coffee stations.

No guest went home hungry, and many including myself could barely wait to go to gym on Sunday to work off the calories from the Concern Foundations 45th Annual Block Party 2019

 

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