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GROSSMANS AND BRUCKERS TO BE HONORED BY
CONCERN FOUNDATION AT 42ND ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY

(Los Angeles, March 31, 2016) – On Saturday July 9, Concern Foundation
for cancer research will host its 42nd annual Block Party at Paramount Pictures
Studios in Hollywood. A staple on the Los Angeles events calendar, the event
aims to raise $2 million to fund research focused on immunology based methods
to treating cancer.

The Block Party will honor Dr. Peter and Rebecca Grossman as Humanitarian and Community Leaders, who, with the Grossman Burn Centers and Grossman Burn Foundation, are truly making a difference throughout the community and across the globe.

Also honored at the event are former Beverly Hills Mayor and wife, Barry and
Sue Brucker
, who will receive the inaugural Beth Goldsmith Conquer Cancer Now Heroes award. The award commemorates Beth Goldsmith, the former executive director of Concern Foundation for nearly 10 years, who passed away last November from cancer. Barry and Sue enjoyed a 40-year friendship with Beth and have been involved with Concern Foundation for 30 years. Since 2011, the Brucker family has donated $2.7 million to the foundation.

“It is in loving memory of our dear, brave friend that we are humbled and honored to receive this inaugural award. On behalf of Beth and many other family members and friends, we say to cancer that, together with Concern, we will continue to hunt you down and one day we will find a cure!” says Sue Brucker.

Dr. Peter Grossman, a board certified plastic surgeon whose medical practice is divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is the director of the world-renowned Grossman Burn Centers, which cares for burn-injured patients across the globe. He has been featured on CNN, Oprah, ABC Primetime and Good Morning America.

“Concern Foundation is helping young cancer researchers find ways to battle a plague on the human condition and work toward a cancer free world. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help support their efforts and encourage others to learn more about this remarkable organization,” says Dr. Grossman.

Rebecca Gray Grossman is CEO of Powerhouse Lux Media Inc., a multimedia publishing and software development company. As chair of the Grossman Burn Foundation, she has developed such programs as their training, treatment and telemedicine initiative as well as their Stop Violence Against Women Globally campaign.

This year’s event theme is “Field of Dreams for a cancer free world,” and will celebrate a carefree country lifestyle. The evening will feature multiple stages of live entertainment, casino style games, live and silent auctions, and food from over 70 of Los Angeles’ best restaurants and caterers.

About Concern Foundation
Concern Foundation’s mission is to conquer cancer by providing essential funds to support the early yet critical stages of discovery. Since its inception in 1968, Concern has raised and awarded $58 million to 750 gifted cancer scientists around the world.

For 48 years, Concern has pioneered the advancement of cancer immunology—the study of the relationship between the immune system and cancer—a field that is now widely acknowledged to hold the most potential for discovering treatments and preventions for cancer.

With 90-95% of net proceeds going directly to research, Concern Foundation has made significant strides toward bridging a major gap in research funding by focusing its grants on young, innovative researchers with breakthrough ideas.

One out of two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. With cancer expected to surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, funding for cancer research has never been more important. To learn more about Concern Foundation please visit www.concernfoundation.org.

For more information about the 2016 Block Party or ticket/sponsorship details, please visit www.concernfoundation.org/block-party.


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