Taste for a Cure 2016


TFAC Ballroom

Celebrating its 21st year, the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s signature event, Taste for a Cure will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  During this special evening, Eric Shanks, President, COO and Executive Producer, Fox Sports, will be honored with the 2016 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award.  The evening will feature an epicurean journey of delicious wine tastings, extraordinary cuisine, entertainment and a stellar live auction.

This year, we are delighted to welcome three culinary experts: chefs Daniele Turchetti of Locanda del Lago, James Trees of Superba Food + Bread, and Thomas Bellec of the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel). Each chef wll deliver their unique twists on the American experience by preparing tantalizing dishes for all to enjoy. To learn more about each chef and restaurant, please click here. To learn about the thirteen wineries that will be featured during the evening, please click here.

Over the past 20 years, the annual fundraiser has raised over $10 million for highest priority cancer research at UCLA.

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Eric Shanks
President, COO &
Executive Producer
Fox Sports





See a list of this
year's sponsors.


Read some of the press coverage
from last year's event.