American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 34 Food and Wine Benefit on August 18th, 2019- Preview, Tickets




WHAT:              American Cancer Society’s CALIFORNIA SPIRIT 34 Food and Wine Benefit

WHO:               *Honoring PATRICK DEMPSEY, actor, producer and philanthropist with the “Impact Award” for supporting the fight against cancer at The Dempsey Center in Maine and beyond

*Honorary Chairs SHERRY LANSING, former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, former President of 20th Century Fox who founded California Spirit for the Society in 1985, and PHIL ROSENTHAL, 15-time Emmy Award winning creator and writer for “Everybody Loves Raymond” and currently starring in “Somebody Feed Phil” on Netflix

                          *Host Chef ANTONIA LOFASO, TV personality, Cookbook author and executive chef/owner of Black Market Liquor Bar (Studio City), Scopa Italian Roots (Venice, CA) and DAMA (Downtown LA)

*Emcee JUNE QUAN, ESQ., influencer and founder of the popular Instagram page “Stir and Style”

* ADRIAN DEV of HBO’s Westworld, CBS Seal Team, Netflix Medal of Honor, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ft Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. His aunt is a breast cancer survivor.

*REBECCA METZ is starring simultaneously on FX’s critically acclaimed series Better Things and the Disney Channel series Coop & Cami Ask The World


WHEN:              Sunday, August 18, 2019

                          4:30-5 pm:  Patrick Dempsey, Sherry Lansing and others on “Pink Carpet” and available for interviews

                          4-6 pm: Pink Carpet with special guests, sponsors, donors

                          4-6 pm: Music, silent auction, food/wine/spirits from LA’s leading purveyors

                          6 pm: Formal program, with speakers and award presentation

WHERE:            SONY PICTURES STUDIOS, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City

Participating restaurants include: The Bel-Air; BOA Steakhouse; The Butcher’s Daughter; Charcoal Venice; DAMA; Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House; Eleven City Diner; Faith & Flower; Fig & Olive; Guerilla Tacos; Maple Block Meat Co; McConnell’s Ice Cream; Milla Chocolates; Nic’s On Beverly; Pizzeria Mozza; Prawn Coastal; Sweet Lady Jane; Takami Suchi & Robata; Wolfgang Puck Catering; and Wood and Vine.  Libations will be poured by Ammunition Wine; Desparada Wines; Golden Road; Herman Story Wines; Kikori Whiskey; Michael Mondavi Family Estate; Moraga Bel Air; Mulholland Distilling; Nebula 9; Seedlip; and Try My T.

BACKGROUND:  The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 27 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit, or call 1.800.227.2345.

Board of Ambassador sponsors for Cal Spirit include:  Centric Capital Advisors; Houlihan Lokey; Paul Ferrante;

The Sherry Lansing Foundation; David Zuckerman; and Anonymous.

Media sponsors include KTLA5, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, KJZZ Radio, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Bridging the worlds of food, wine and philanthropy, the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit benefit has raised $16 million in the last 33 years to support our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Tickets to California Spirit are $250 per person and can be purchased online at  Sponsorships start at $5,000 and are still available.