A ‘Super’ Night was had By All @ The Concern Foundation Block Party 2018

25A935F4-30D8-4D4E-B2C5-5BF31FA5B5DDAfter receiving my own thyroid cancer diagnosis earlier this past December, I knew that this year’s Concern Foundation annual block party fundraiser for cancer research would be even more inspiring, personal, and meaningful on so many levels. The theme of super heroes was in and of itself unique and larger than life, honoring the foundation’s many angels and super heroes, researchers, donors, and volunteers who sustain and grow the organization to what it has become today. This year Dr Jay and Kris Calvert and family were the deserving honorees. Each privileged guest was given a bright colored silken cape upon entrance, setting a magical mystical mood and aura as we arrived. To start off the evening with a nourishing ‘taste’ of La Cienega’s Blvd’s famed restaurant row, I tried an assortment of Brasílian delicacies from Fogo de Chao, along with exquisite teriyaki beef skewers from Gyu Kaku, washed down with refreshing lime mojitos from El Floridita Cuban Supper Club. The customary lineup of people notes the perennial popularity of vendor ‘California Sushi Academy,’ serving up customized orders to happy guests. One personal favorite of mine is the Pasquini Espresso Co. cart, with a latte or cappuccino (hot or iced), perfectly blended. As guests meandered throughout the backlot of Paramount Studios, they were pampered and treated to spa services, including, glitter tattoos, hair re-do’s & manicures, courtesy of the Beauty Bus Foundation, an incredible organization, whose noble mission is to provide beauty and grooming treatments to the chronically/terminally ill and their caregivers. Amidst the ‘tons’ of delicious samplings, it was quite literally refreshing to sip and savor Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Reed’s Ginger Brew, along with learning more about the healthy, organic home delivery service of “Farm Fresh To You.” To round off the night with scrumptious dessert, some standouts were “The Gluten Free Goddess Bakery,” “DeLuscious Cookies and Milk,” “BuzzBars,” and “The Frygirl” mini donuts.
And of course, no fundraiser party extraordinaire is complete without the requisite casino, where guests had a chance to sit and relax at outdoor blackjack and craps tables, spending and winning, all in the name of cancer research.


About Bonnie Priever Curtain Up!

I am a theatre reviewer extraordinairre. I attend and cover theatres ranging from large to small venues, and every subject from musical theatre to dramatic presentations. Also please check out my reviews at www.examiner.com and www.tolucantimes.com my email is bonniedeb13@hotmail.com
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