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"The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was the 2023 Party Theme. Over 4,000 guests attend Hollywood Party

The Concern Foundation's 48th Annual Block Party Fundraiser 2023

On Saturday evening July 8, 2023 the Concern Foundation presented its 48th Annual Block Party on the back lot of Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood.

"The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was this year's theme, with over 4,000 guests attended. The Concern Foundation 2023 honored the Kallick Family with the Lifetime Giving Award, and acknowledged Cedars Sinai Cancer for their innovative and trailblazing work focused on conquering cancer.

The Concern Foundation was privileged to celebrate The Best of LA 2023 on Los Angeles Magazines' Street for the 17th year, which featured exceptional food stations, photo booths, DJ dancing, and more! Los Angeles Magazine made a generous financial contribution to Concern to help support their mission.

The fabulous Tom Nolan Band was on the main stage, as well as D' City Sound & Events on the Yabba Dabba DJ Stage. These lively performances were presented by the Hirsh Family Foundation and the Vibrato "Grotto" Grill Jazz Stage

All guests were offered photo studios, lounges and beauty services provided by the Beauty Bus Foundation. There was casino style gambling, which offered guests the chance to win additional tickets for the lottery of luxury prizes drawn at the end of the evening

There was an avalanche of tasty food and beverages up and down every street, including the well-known Vibrato Grill, The Grill on the Alley, Factor's Famous Deli, A.O.C., Fogo de Chao, Someone's In The Kitchen, Dulan's Soul Food, Nobu Malibu, STK, Porta Via, Maria's Italian Kitchen, H&H Brazilian Steakhouse, Milagro Tequila, Deutch Family, and Pink's Famous Hot Dogs.

In addition, joining The Concern Foundation for the first year are: Calajo Catering, Brique LA, The Breakfast Club, The Hideaway, Leona's Sushi House, The Village Firefly, and many more joining daily!

The highlight of the evening was the online silent and live auctions sponsored by the ZACUTO GROUP, that featured items and packages, including one-of-a kind opportunities, concert and event tickets , golf packages, restaurants, staycations, and many other amazing items donated by friends through the community!

The fabulous fundraising event was from 6-10 pm, although most attendees lingered to 1030 pm or later! I could barely walk with all the free samples that the generous vendors gave me at the end of the night!

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