Historic Wedding & Concern Foundation Block Party

Talk about the perfect day, perfect site & perfect pair -- the wedding on June 27th held at the hilltop castle of Dr. Danne King (aka Socialite/Philanthropist Liz Loren,) was the first all-out-full glamorous gay wedding, held the day after the announcement that the Supreme Court approved same sex weddings nationally!

Drue Assiter & Liz Loren (aka Dr. Danne King) at their Wedding

The guest list included many prominent West-side VIP’s, including Dr. Lewis Weintraub, who proudly gave the Bride away;  Grace Robbins (wife of the late author, Harold Robbins) came in from Palm Springs, & Kaarina Kivilahti jetted in from Helsinki, Finland where Dr. Danne operates several of his 7,000 clinics worldwide. 

Larry Kurzweil, President Universal Studios at Concern Foundation

American Activist Stuart Milk (nephew of the late Harvey Milk) flew in to be Best Man.  Dr. King is an avid supporter of his organization, which assists & guides gay people in their quest to be accepted.  Stuart is a great friend of King and his partner, Drue Assiter-King.   Best wishes & congratulations to this charming couple.

Larry Link (Hospitality Resorts) & Blas Nunez (MAC Cosmetics) at Wedding

Concern Foundation held their 41st Annual Block Party & raised $1.5 million for cancer research.  The “Evening in Paradise” was held on the back-lot of Paramount Pictures, and over 4,000 delighted guests attended.  More than 60 food and beverage vendors displayed delectable delights including Fogo de Chao,The Grill on the Alley, and Pink’s Hot Dogs.

Guests enjoying an Evening in Paradise for Concern Foundation (above photos credit to Timothy Fielding & Don Watts)

On the Main Stage, Frank Mottek, award-winning journalist, was emcee, and he was joined by Derek Alpert, President of Concern Foundation, which has invested $57 million in more than 750 gifted scientists, committed to understanding how the immune system can be used to treat cancer

Brava to these researchers dedicated to find innovative treatments & ultimately cures for this dread disease.  

 

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