17th Annual Taste for A Cure Benefitting The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center - Featuring Glee’s Lea Michele and Darren Criss, was held at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Hosting the annual Cancer research event included Jon Holman, President, The Holman Group, Larry Maguire, President and CEO, Far Niente Winery, Gary Newman, Chairman, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Jay Sures, Partner and Board Member, United Talent Agency, Dana Walden, Chairman, Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Jon Holman President, IMG Artist & The Holman Group, Partner & Board Member, UTA Jay Sures, Chairman 20th Century Fox Dana Walden, Larry Maguire and Chairman 20th Century Fox Gary Newman attend 17th Annual UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation "Taste For A Cure" Gala - Arrivals

Guests were treated to a who’s who from the culinary world including Napa Valley Chef, Cindy Pawlcyn, who also practices her culinary magic at Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and Brassica Restaurant. Participating Los Angeles Chefs culinary kings included Gilles Arzur of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Ludo Lefebvre from LudoBites and Suzanne Tracht of Jar.

Darren Criss

Taste for a Cure featured premiere delicious Cabernet wines from prestigious family-owned Napa Valley wineries. Participating Wineries included Barnett Vineyards, Nickel & Nickel Winery, Chappellet Winery, Oakville Ranch Vineyards, Continuum Estate, Onda D'Oro Winery, Dolce Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Far Niente Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Frog's Leap Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Grgich Hills Estate, Swanson Vineyards, Lail Vineyards and Twomey Cellars.

Wilmer Valderamma

Taste for a Cure featured a live and online auction of exceptional items and packages. Each winning bid will help sustain the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center's vital research programs. Auctions items featured an Ultimate Napa Valley Indulgence, Deluxe Seven-Night Paul Gauguin Tahitian Cruise, Robb Report 'Car of the Year' Exclusive Experience and Costa Rica Luxury Villa and Air Package.

Dinner Committee for the 17th Annual Taste For A Cure were Barbara and Peter Benedek, Deborah and Jonathan Davidson, Angie Everhart, Dr. Judith Gasson, Anita Green, Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg, Dorothy Hamill, Paige Hemmis, Florence Henderson, Jeanne and Rick Hersh, Star Jones, Kathy and Randy Katz, Jane Seymour and James Keach, Eva LaRue, Robin Leach, Susan and David Leveton, Joan Lunden, Beth Nickel, Andrea and David Nevins, Cristan and Kevin Reilly, Clare and Marvin Suomi, and Betty White.

Lea Michele

WINE SPONSORS for the Annual Taste fror A Cure included Napa Valley Wineries Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce. AIRLINE SPONSOR for the event American Airlines was the official Airline Sponsors. A Taste fr a Cure BENEFACTOR included  Ann C. Rosenfield Foundation and Susan and David Leveton, NBC Entertainment, Jeanne and Gary Newman and FOX, The Ron and Maddie Katz Family Foundation, United Talent Agency, Dana and Matt Walden and Sheril and Bob Freedman, Judi and George Ray Wiley. Patron Sponsors were Anita Green for the Green Family Foundation, Creative Artists Agency, Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein and Lezcano, Sony, Wendy and Mike Wiley, WME, Wolf Films. FRIENDS of the 17th Annual Taste for A Cure included the Alper Family Foundation, Dr. Judith Gasson and David Kronemyer, Susan and Harvey Giss, Grace Ford Salvatori Foundation, Imagine Television, International Creative Management, Elyse Lewin and Lester Wertheimer, Paradigm, Private Bank of California, Ruby Family Foundation, Wendy and Ken Ruby, Jennifer and Bert Salke, Showtime Networks, Sidley Austin LLP, Clare and Marvin Suomi, Bill Tanner, UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Warner Brothers Television and Warner Horizon


The opportunity of a lifetime helps fund seed-grants at the Jonsson Cancer Center. Seed-grants are the cornerstone of the JCCC and continue to support the brightest young scientists who are passionate in developing new research projects. You can fund-a-grant at levels from $250 to $10,000.


Photography By Winston Burris.


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