I’ve been volunteering for Concern for ten years. More specifically, I’ve been their photographer for their Block Party. I’m fascinated there are so many volunteers that return year after year. And so many families have been involved for two and three generations.
Concern’s largest fundraiser is their summer Block Party. With a different theme every year and over fifty of the best restaurants Los Angeles has to offer, the Block Party is always a memorable event. Just think about it—awesome food, live music, street performers, gaming tables, live and silent auctions, and more!
Rated by L.A. Magazine as one of Los Angeles’ Top 10 events, the summer Block Party won’t disappoint. Of course, there’s no way to show everything. But I’ve attached a few pics from the most recent. If you think the pictures are amazing, just think how much fun it’d be to attend.
Concern also sponsors two events for youngsters undergoing cancer treatment—a Day at Universal Studios and the Holiday Party. For Universal Studios, about 100 kids get all-day front-of-the-line passes, an entertaining luncheon with balloon-making, face painting, tattooing (non-permanent of course).
At the Holiday Party, another 100 youngsters along with their families watch a recently released kids movie, have lunch, take pictures with Santa, dance to music, engage in arts and crafts. Plus, each child receives his or her own sack of toys. Given the financial strain that cancer treatment entails, I’m sure outings such as these are rare. These are two days where they can just enjoy being kids again.
Concern is able to put 95 cents of every dollar towards finding a cure for cancer. And let’s face it, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. For such a worthwhile cause and so many ways and opportunities to help or get involved, please consider Concern Foundation.
My family has been a part of the Concern family for longer than I have been alive and now my husband and I are honored to be on the board. You will never find a more dedicated organization raising funds for research. $0.95 of every $1 raised goes towards finding a cure to cancer. They are 100% focused on a future without cancer.
My Wife and I have been members of Concern for 35 years. During that time we have watched the membership and donors grow rapidly over those years. This organization is truly committed to the elimination of Cancer and putting itself out of business. It ranked one of the highest in return of funds raised, to donations to given for research. The percentage is approximately 95 %.
My Wife and I have been on Board for three years now, and are astonished every day.
This is a truly worthwhile charity and should be considered. Our primary fund raising event yearly is "The Block Party". This event takes over the entire Back Lot at Paramount Studios and hosts approximately 60 of the best restaurants in town.
Please give us consideration in your philanthropy.
Concern is a grassroots organization that has made a significant impact in Cancer research. At Concern, each dollar is stretched to capacity in order to fund as many researchers as possible. Concern uses a scientific review board in order to distribute funds, so each decision is made carefully and thoughtfully by experts at the top of the field. They also put on various events for children with cancer and their families, and smaller fundraisers like throwing fundraiser spin classes or having a team run marathons to raise money. Concern is saavy and the team is so dedicated to their work.
I love honoring friends by making donations in their name, and Concern is one of the only organizations I've given to which sends out a thank you note to the donor and the honoree immediately!
As a millennial, my favorite fundraiser of the year is Concern's annual block party on the Paramount studios lot. Held the Saturday after July 4, it is seriously the most fun event in town and for such an incredible cause.
Concern is one of a kind and a truly special organization.
Great organization, great group of volunteers and most importantly they give $.95 cents of every dollar raised to support cancer research. You can't ask for a better organization!!!
An incredible organization. I was an active board member for many years prior to retirement. The work that they do is amazing; and the cause is truly a worthy one. Everyone is touched in some way with Cancer; and the funding of research, and the progress and success of the treatments that are developed over time is simply touching and emotional. Prolonging the life of those affected by this horrible desease. Give all you can to help Concern Foundation continue the faboulous work that they do. I'm proud to still be a donor; and was extremely proud to have been a board member for so many years. Derek Alpert, President of Concern; and his entire team, are committed to excellence. The work that they do is admirable; and they are all passionate to help other's find treatments and cures. Thank you to them all. Much appreciated.
I have been associated with Concern Foundation for over 19 years. With each year that passes Concern's passion for a cure is equaled only by their love for those who suffer with this disease as well as the families who need support! They never stop trying to find new ways to raise funds for research. I am proud to be a part of such an outstanding organization who are sincere in their efforts and who strive to better mankind! I will continue to help in any way I can!!!
My wife and I have been associated with Concern for many years. Whenever a friend or family member (unfortunately) has passed away, we always like to honor them with a donation to Concern. We know almost 100% of it will get to an organization doing promising work towards finding cures for cancer.
We also always look forward to their annual block party at Paramount Studios. It's so much fun and always amazing how they can make such a huge event perfect!
My family has been involved with The Concern Foundation for over 30 years. A volunteer driven organization that raises money (and awareness) for Cancer research… Concern Foundation donates $0.96 of every dollar collected directly to Cancer research,
It has always been my opinion that Concern is somewhat of a champion for the underdog...Their scientific review board sorts through 1000’s of research grant applications each year...They look for the most cutting edge theories and have been known to choose some that many stricter organizations would be reluctant to take a chance on. And as time grows on...The list of successes has grown substantially …
One of the greatest take aways one gets from the Concern Foundation…is not just the money they raise…It’s the manner in which they do it...Team Concern participates in the L.A. marathon in an effort to Conquer Cancer…”One Mile at a Time”... And in doing so raised over $160,000.00 for cancer research this past year… Concern’s annual fund raiser ”The Block Party”..often called the hottest ticket of the summer event season … raised over $1.7 million this past year…
Becoming a volunteer for the Concern Foundation lets you join a family whose main objective is helping other families…Concern sponsors functions for children from the local hospitals with yearly events that most cancer stricken families would not be able to afford…The yearly trip to Universal Studios Theme Park…and the magical Concern Christmas party…A toy drive started weeks before makes sure that each child in the patients family has toys for Christmas and a day to forget their troubles..With food and fun and Santa…where every child walks away with a smile on their face and hope in their heart….
Cancer affects you…your kids…and if we don’t find a cure for it…their kids too..Step up to the plate…It’s time to get in the game…The Concern Foundation is an easy way to get involved and know that you’ve been a part of something great in the fight against an evil illness..
This is one of the greatest non profits I have ever been apart of. The Concern Block Party they have every year is such an amazing event. The amount of support throughout the community is amazing. Year after year they raise more and more money. Keep up the good work