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34th annual Block Party to benefit cancer research
"Tuned In To Cancer Research"

Honoree Avi Lerner and CONCERN Foundation chairman Bob Goldman with Sophie Gayot
Avi Lerner and CONCERN chairman Bob Goldman with Sophie Gayot


The CONCERN Foundation for Cancer Research hosted on July 12, 2008 its 34th annual Block Party, “Tuned In To Cancer Research,” to benefit efforts worldwide, raising roughly $1.5 million on that culinary evening. Held outside on the Paramount Studios lot, block partiers sampled food from great Los Angeles restaurants including 3 on Fourth, All' Angelo, blue on blue, Chaya Brasserie, Café Del Rey, Il Moro, La Cachette, La Provence Pâtisserie & Café, and The Grill on Hollywood, among others. This year, Avi Lerner, humanitarian and co-owner of Nu Image and Millenium Pictures, was honored. The event also featured live and silent auctions of 200 trips and memorabilia, rock climbing, casino games from Pechanga Resort & Casino, a photo studio, and live musical entertainment.

Sophie Gayot, in black below, was happy to support the event with her attendance. Listen to Sophie's radio interview where she discussed the CONCERN Foundation during her June 30, 2008 appearance on Frank Mottek's Business Hour on KNX1070.

For more information on the event and cancer research, visit www.concernfoundation.org.


CONCERN Foundation President Derek Alpert
CONCERN Foundation President Derek Alpert


Entrance to the CONCERN Foundation Block Party
Grand entrance to the Block Party


All' Angelo owner Stefano Ongaro and Bob McCormick from KNX1070
All' Angelo owner Stefano Ongaro
and Bob McCormick from
CBS and KNX1070

Farshid Hakim - owner of La Provence Patisserie and Café
Farshid Hakim, owner of
La Provence Patisserie & Café



CONCERN ice sculpture

Cupcake from La Provence Patisserie & Café
La Provence Patisserie & Café cupcake, honoring Avi Lerner

Our camera was lucky enough to spot a few celebrities:

Television personality Victoria Recaño
Television personality
Victoria Recaño
of "The Insider"


Actor Eric Braeden from "The Young and the Restless"
Actor Eric Braeden from
"The Young and the Restless"
Los Angeles councilmember Tom LaBonge
Los Angeles councilmember
Tom LaBonge


Frank Buckley of KTLA, Richard Goldner of FOX and Frank Mottek of KNX1070
Frank Buckley of KTLA,
Richard Goldner of FOX
and Frank Mottek of KNX1070


The crowd stayed late into the night
The crowd stayed late into the night


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