L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Raises over $1 Million For Childhood Cancer Research in 7th Year

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Annual Cookout with Culinary Stars Breaks New Record with Enthusiastic Support from the Entertainment Industry 

The 7th annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Stand was an overwhelming success raising over $1 million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, breaking last year’s record for the event.  Located at Royce Quad on the campus of UCLA, the day was perfect for chefs and fans to come together to support childhood cancer research.

A few highlights:

  • More than 2,000 people, including more than 100 chefs, mixologists and vintners were on hand to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.
  • Inspiring speech by Jay & Liz Scott, Alex's parents, and co-executive directors of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and SuperSibs! Dario and Emilio speaking about their memory of their brother Enzo, and highlighting the importance of how we all can make a difference.
  • A dynamic live and silent auction that raised more than $440,000, including a women's chef dinner including Suzanne Goin, April Bloomfield, Giada De Laurentiis, Nancy Oakes and Sherry Yard and an impromptu dinner coordinated with Jimmy Kimmel and chefs such as Ben Ford and Chris Bianco held at his barn, which raised $110,000 ($55,000 twice)
  • A Kids Campaign that raised over $23,000 from holding lemonade stands, bake sales and other creative activies, with the check being presented to Liz and Jay Scott
  • An raffle with Omaze for a chance to win a private dinner with Timothy Olyphant at 2016 James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s celebrated a.o.c. in Los Angeles along with Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Dahlia Narvaez plus air travel and a stay at a 4 star hotel – the raffle goes until September 20.

WHAT: Culinary and Entertainment Stars Join Battle Against Childhood Cancer At L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Event

WHO: Kayla Alpert – Code Black

Camilla Belle – 10,000 B.C., The Lost World

Ben Bodé – Empire Records

Max Burkholder - Parenthood

Laura Dern – Enlightened, The Founder, The Master

Tommy Dewey – Casual

Brian Dietzen – NCIS

Ben Feldman – Mad Men, The Mindy Project,Superstore

Harry Ford – Code Black

Annabeth Gish – The X-Files

Nolan Gould – Modern Family

Noah Gray-Cabey – My Wife and Kids, Code Black

Pat Harvey – CBS2 Co-Anchor/Personality

Taylor Hay – Yes, Virginia, childhood cancer hero

Duane Henry – NCIS

Benjamin Hollingsworth – Code Black

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney – Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Bailee Madison – Good Witch, Just Go With It

Joe Mantegna – Criminal Minds

Jillian Murray – Code Black

Timothy Olyphant – Justified

Carlos Pena – former MLB player

Pauley Perrette – NCIS

Lauren Pritchard – Mad TV

Ray Romano - Everybody Loves Raymond

Asia Monet Ray – American Crime Story

Adam Rodriguez - Criminal Minds

Phil Rosenthal – I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Everybody Loves Raymond

French  and Vanessa Stewart - Mom

Benjamin Stockham – About a Boy

Kirsten Vangsness – Criminal Minds

Alexa Vega - Nashville

            ZZ Ward – musician

            Emily Wickershim – NCIS

WHERE: Royce Quad, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN:   Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 12-4PM

Participating Chefs

Participating Chefs

Nick Anderer (New York, NY) – Maialino
Thomas Bellec (Los Angeles, CA) – THE Blvd Restaurant
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) – Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco
April Bloomfield (New York, NY) – The Spotted Pig
Josef Centeno (Los Angeles, CA) – Baco Mercat
Adam Cherney, Amy Deaderick, Javier Espinoza, Mercedes Rojas (Los Angeles, CA) – THE LUCQUES GROUP
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) – Providence
Josiah Citrin (Los Angeles, CA) – Melisse, Charcoal Venice
Derek Dammann (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Maison Publique
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas, NV) – Giada
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara, CA) – McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Susan Feniger (Los Angeles, CA) – Border Grill
Michael Fiorelli (Los Angeles, CA) – Love & Salt
Ben Ford (Los Angeles, CA) – Ford’s Filling Station
Jeremy Fox (Los Angeles, CA) – Rustic Canyon
Neal Fraser (Los Angeles, CA) – Redbird, BLD, ICDC, Fritzi Dog
Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) – Broken Spanish
Andrew Gavalla & Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) – Craft
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles, CA) – Valerie Confections
Cosmo Goss (Chicago, IL)- The Publican
Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles, CA) – Compartes
Maria Hines (Seattle, WA) – Tilth, Golden Beetle, Agrodolce
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) – Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) – Union Pasadena, Knead & Co Pasta Bar + Market
Anthony Keene (Los Angeles, CA) – The London Hotel
Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson (Los Angeles, CA) – Madcapra
David Lentz (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) – Pêche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) – Sunshine Tavern, Lincoln Restaurant
Tyler Malek (Portland, OR + Los Angeles, CA) – Salt & Straw
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) – Everson Royce Bar
Walter Manzke + Margarita Manzke (Los Angeles, CA) – Republique
Ori Menashe (Los Angeles, CA) – Bestia
Zoe Nathan (Los Angeles, CA) – Huckleberry
Dahlia Narvaez (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Bryant NG (Los Angeles, CA) – Cassia
Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin (San Francisco, CA) – Boulevard Restaurant
Adam Perry Lang (New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA) – Serious BBQ
Chris Phelps & Zak Walters (Los Angeles, CA) – Salt’s Cure
Zachary Pollack (Los Angeles, CA) – Alimento
Ari Rosenson (Los Angeles, CA) – CUT
Steve Samson (Los Angeles, CA) – Sotto
Aaron Sanchez (New Orleans, LA) – Johnny Sanchez
Michael Schwartz (Miami, FL) – Fi’lia, The Genuine Hospitality Group
Sahar Shomali (Los Angeles, CA) – Lucques Group
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) – Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny’s
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Frank Stitt (Birmingham, AL) – Highlands Bar and Grill
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) – Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwich & Pie
Andy Sutton (Anaheim, CA) – Napa Rose

Suzanne Tracht (Los Angeles, CA) – Jar
Marc Vetri & Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) – Vetri
Bryan Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA)? – Volt Restaurant
Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA) – ink.
Jonathan Waxman (New York, NY) – Barbuto
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) – Fahrenheit Charlotte
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) – Urban Pie
Sherry Yard (Los Angeles, CA) – Ipic Group
Shiho Yoshikawa (Los Angeles, CA) – Sweet Rose Creamery


Marcos Tello – El Silencio
Beau du Bois – Corner Door
Darwin Manahan – Cliff’s Edge
Eric Alperin & Max Seaman – The Varnish
Christiaan Röllich – Lucques, a.o.c., and Tavern
Neal Bodenheimer – Cure


Amitié Wines
Black Sheep Finds
Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants
Emanuel Tres Wines
Grandes Places Sélections
Gregory Condes Wines
Habit Wine Company
Hitching Post Wines
Hoxie Spritzer
Hudson Wine Brokers
Indigenous Selections
Jelly Roll Wines
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Kimberly Jones Selections
La Fenêtre
Lang & Reed Wine Company
Langdon Shiverick Imports 
Martian Ranch and Vineyard 
Melville Winery, Samsara
Next Generation Wine Co.
Return to Terroir
Silverlake Wine, Everson Royce, Silverlake Wine Arts District
Storm Wines
Strange Family Vineyards
Tercero Wines
The Rare Wine Co.
The Wine House

Tyler Winery
Veritas Imports
Wenzlau Vineyard
Whitcraft Winery

***All chefs graciously donated their time, food and talent to the cause for this event***

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