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Who Cares About the Next Generation


 On May 31, 2016, more than 700 guests showed that they care by gathering at the home of Christine and Jordan Kaplan for Who Cares About the Next Generation. The fundraiser, co-hosted by Jordan Kaplan and Rebecca Rothstein, is the most recent in a series of philanthropic events that began in 2006 to raise money for UCLA's Autism Treatment Program in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. It has since expanded to include the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer, and it funded the opening of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. This year's event raised $3 million to support both causes.

Funds also will benefit Teen Cancer America, founded by Rebecca Rothstein, Jordan Kaplan and members of The Who Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. "We are working in partnership with the UCLA team to develop a comprehensive plan for young people with cancer," said Simon Davies, executive director of Teen Cancer America.

Performers included Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, David Spade, Eddie Vedder and headliners The Who. Guests enjoyed a variety of food stations and rock-and-roll-themed drinks provided by Patron, John Paul and Eloise DeJoria. AEG provided all the staging, lighting, production and sound. Howie Mandel hosted a live auction of legendary rock memorabilia and unique experiences. Other celebrity attendees included KISS guitarist and singer Paul Stanley and wife Erin Sutton, Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, Sugar Ray Leonard and wife Bernadette, Leslie Mann and husband Judd Apatow, Wendy and Adam Sandler, David Foster, and Dustin Hoffman.

For more information, contact Alan Han at: (310) 825-1546


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