It was a splendid medieval evening of feasting, revelry and dance on the back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, last night. It was the Concern Foundation’s 43rd Annual Block Party fundraiser extravaganza to help raise research funds for methods on treating cancer. For over 4 decades, thousands of people have filled the famous back lot to lend their support in helping torpedo the disease while also enjoying delicious taste offerings from some of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants and caterers.
This year’s theme was Kingdom of Concern-reflecting the honor, chivalry and ethos of the Middle Ages. Actors dressed as peasant women and men and wandering troubadours mingled among guests.
Each year, The Block Party also honors individuals who make significant positive impacts on the community. And this year, Kelly Stone, Bruce Singer and Eden Alpert received the Spiritof Concern Humanitarians Award for their passionate commitment to philanthropy and involvement in the community.
Highlights from some of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants and caterers:
About Kelly Stone & Bruce Singer
Kelly and her sister, actress Sharon Stone, founded an organization in 1993 called Planet Hope that provides outreach and educational resources to homeless, abused and terminally ill children. Kelly’s husband, Bruce Singer, volunteers and heads its many programs including summer camp, food and warmth resources, medical care and even a prom outreach to underprivileged girls.
About Eden Alpert
Eden is a partner at the Vibrato Grill Jazz Club and a community activist. Her affinity for helping youth can be seen with her many event and organization involvements, including The Boys and Girls Club. She is a long standing restaurant vendor at The Block Party and has been an active participant in many fundraising and “friend-raising” Concern Foundation events.
For more info on the Concern Foundation: call 310-360-6100 or click HERE
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor.
Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.