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BWoods

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Review for Concern Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.


Role:  Volunteer