|UCLA's Dr. Judith Gasson with Taste for a Cure Honorary Co-Chair Ryan Seacrest|
Five new videos are now online with highlights from Taste for a Cure 2010, including appearances by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and stars David Boreanaz, Kevin Pollack and the Kardashian family, and a musical performance by multi-platinum recording artists Lifehouse.
Produced in conjunction with Taste for a Cure 2010, the informational video "UCLA Fights Cancer and Gives Hope to Patients" features contributions by Seacrest, who narrates the video, and members of the Kardashian family, including Khloe, Kourtney, Kim and Rob, who lost their father to cancer in 2003. Also appearing are cancer patients and family members touched by new therapies developed at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, including Denise and Peter Wittich, Laura Felkai and Meritt Carlberg, the widow of cancer patient Kevin Carlberg.
View the "UCLA Fights Cancer" video here.
Concluding Taste for a Cure 2010 was a special performance by Jason Wade and Rick Woolstenhulme of the Grammy-nominated group Lifehouse. Guests were treated to an acoustic mini-set that featured two of the band's biggest hits, "Somewhere in Between" and "First Time," along with a cover of the Dave Matthews Band favorite "You and Me."
Play the Lifehouse performance videos: "Somewhere in Between" / "You and Me" / "First Time"
Taste for a Cure 2010 also garnered coverage on the May 9 edition of E! News. The network showcased the event with a "Spotlight" segment featuring Seacrest presenting the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award to the evening's honoree, Comcast Entertainment Group President and Chief Executive Officer Ted Harbert, as well as additional interview and red carpet footage.
Play the E! News video.
A photo gallery of more Taste for a Cure 2010 highlights, and additional press materials, can be viewed here. You can also visit the UCLA Fights Cancer Facebook page.
Since 1996, Taste for a Cure has raised $7.3 million for cancer research at UCLA and has provided cancer patients and families like these with hope. Proceeds from Taste for a Cure support highest priority cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). The Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award was created in memory of foundation event supporter Gil Nickel, proprietor of Napa Valley's Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce wineries, who lost his battle against melanoma in October 2003. For information on Taste for a Cure, please visit www.tasteforacure.com.