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Taste for a Cure Celebrates 20th Anniversary



UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Taste for a Cure fundraiser on May 1, 2015, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event raised more than $1 million for cancer research at UCLA. The evening also honored Dr. Judith C. Gasson and her 20-year career as director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). The JCCF’s signature event benefits the JCCC and featured a VIP pre-reception, fine Italian wine and cuisine from distinguished Los Angeles chefs and an awards program. Longtime UCLA donor Shelley Resnik put up a $150,000 challenge match for “fund-a-grant.” She has donated more than $1 million to the JCCC in memory of her late husband Mark Resnik. The elegant evening included a special musical performance by Jussie Smollett, as well as stand-up comedy from Tom Papa. Actor Matt Bomer presented David Madden, president of entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company, with the 2015 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Dinner committee co-chairs included CAA’s Joe Cohen, The Holman Group’s Jon Holman, Far Niente Winery’s Larry Maguire, UTA’s Jay Sures and FOX TV Group co-chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden.

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