Concern Foundation’s 48th Annual Block Party Fundraising Event Saturday evening July 8th

On the evening of Saturday, July 8, 2023, the Concern Foundation will organize its 48th Annual Block Party on the expansive back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This highly anticipated event expects a full attendance of 4,000 guests, with a noble objective of raising $2 million in funds for cancer research.

The theme for this year’s gathering shall be “THE LAND BEFORE TIME: THE EXTINCTION OF CANCER.” Moreover, the Kallick Family will be honored with the esteemed Lifetime of Giving Award, while Cedars Sinai Cancer will be acknowledged for their groundbreaking efforts in combating cancer. The backlot streets will come alive with an array of musical performances and interactive entertainment on multiple stages.

Notable acts include the Tom Nolan Band headlining the main stage, D’ City Sound & Events rocking the Yabba Dabba DJ Stage, presented by the Hirsch Family Foundation, and the Vibrato “Grotto” Grill Jazz stage. In addition, guests will have access to various photo studios, lounges, casino-style gaming, and beauty services courtesy of the Beauty Bus Foundation. Undoubtedly, a highlight of the evening will be the online silent and live auctions sponsored by ZACUTO GROUP, showcasing an assortment of unique items and packages. These offerings range from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to concert and event tickets, fine dining opportunities, indulgent staycations, golf packages, and an array of other remarkable items generously donated by members of the community.

For the 17th consecutive year, Concern feels privileged to celebrate The Best of LA 2023® on Los Angeles magazine’s vibrant street. This area will feature well-appointed lounges, captivating photo booths, delectable food stations, and an energetic ambiance for DJ dancing, among other attractions. It is worth noting that Los Angeles magazine will once again make a financial contribution to Concern, wholeheartedly supporting their mission.

The gastronomic delights and refreshing beverages will be plentiful throughout the event. Long-standing favorites of the Block Party, including Vibrato Grill Jazz, 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, Deutsch Family, and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs, will be serving their exquisite fare. Furthermore, Calajo Catering, Brique LA, The Breakfast Club, The Hideaway, Leona’s Sushi House, The Village, Firefly, and many other esteemed establishments will join Concern for the first time, enriching the culinary offerings each passing day.

What sets Concern’s signature Block Party apart from other organizations in this city is the incredible transformation of a simple idea conceived in the early 70s into a grand reality with countless intricate components.

We earnestly seek your support once again this year, as you become part of the generation spearheading significant advancements in the fight against cancer. For further details about the Block Party, please visit:

David Christopher Lee


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