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World-Renowned Chef Rocco DiSpirito Hosts American Cancer Society’s 30th California Spirit Fundraiser

American Cancer Society Celebrates 30 Years of California Spirit.

World renowned chef & author Rocco DiSpirito hosts Los Angeles’ celebrated chefs, top mixologists and premier California vintners at the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 30 fundraiser.


The American Cancer Society will put on the 30th California Spirit fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City on July 19th, 2015. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm with an exciting evening that includes samplings from the best chefs, wineries, and mixologists in Los Angeles, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and a raffle for a 2015 Ford Fusion Energi from the Southern California Ford Dealers, KABC-TV, KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV, KNBC-TV, and KTLA-TV.

The much-awaited evening features food from Los Angeles’ quintessential bistro Bouchon Beverly Hills with chef/ proprietor Thomas Keller in attendance, hand crafted cocktails created by renowned mixologist Julian Cox, and the opportunity to sample from the kitchens of the newest additions Catch & Release, Redbird, and ICDC. Together with Barrel & Ashes, chi SPACCA, Lemonade, Knuckle & Claw, Picca, Tavern, A Sweet Savory, and wine and spirits from Malibu Vineyards, Mystic Hills Vineyard, The Wine House, Greenbar Distillery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and LVP Sangria the event will provide guests with a taste of the city’s finest offerings.

California Spirit 30 will be hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito. The New York Times bestselling author of Cook Your Butt Off!, DiSpirito appears as the Healthy Food Coach on ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss and is the founder of an innovative food delivery service (

In addition, the honorary co-chairs at this year’s event will be Sherry Lansing, Phil Rosenthal, and Bill Chait. This year’s Diamond Sponsors are Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Mel Keefer, with Sherry Lansing serving as this year’s Platinum Sponsor.

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With the generous support from millions of people, the American Cancer Society has been able to translate their research findings into action and by doing so, has seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. The California Spirit 30 fundraiser aims to raise funds to continue to support incredible research that leads to finding a cure for cancer over a spectacular evening filled with fantastic food, wine, and spirits from Los Angeles’ renowned chefs, top mixologists and premiere California vintners.

Tickets to California Spirit 30 are $350 per person or $3,500 for a table of 10 and can be purchased online at

Media sponsors for the event are Angeleno Magazine and Yelp.
Additional sponsorships are still available.

For information visit or contact Jessi Cazary at (310) 348-0357 ext. 239 or

Social Media: Twitter – @CalSpirtACS @AmericanCancers

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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