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Fighting Cancer with Good Taste: St. John’s Health Center and Food Trucks Partner for Good and Taste.

More than 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2010, chances are you or someone you love has been affected by this disease. Today, there are many ways to become involved in the fight against cancer – everything from marathons to private donations – but did you ever think you could eat your way to a cancer-free tomorrow? John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Partners in Progress has put together a variety of mouth-watering, delectable eats and treats for the 2nd Annual Food Truck Round Up for Cancer Research from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 17 at the corner of 14th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.

“The Food Truck Round Up for Cancer Research is a fantastic and fun event for the entire family,†said Michael Wayne, Chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Board of Advisors and grandson of the legendary actor John Wayne. “Our dynamic support group, Partners in Progress, has created a terrific way for the community to get involved and raise funds for cancer research.â€

The participating food trucks are Nom Nom, Don Chow Tacos, The Sweets Truck, Flying Pig, Barbie’s Q, Dogtown Dogs, Dumpling Station, Bera’s Custom Cheesesteaks, Frysmith, The Buttermilk Truck and Ice Ice Shavie. “Foodies,†supporters in the fight against cancer or anyone simply looking for an entertaining Sunday afternoon are invited to attend the event at 1401 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

In addition to the afternoon’s festivities, attendees will have the opportunity to be major players in the fight against cancer simply by making a donation to the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Not only will they help support John Wayne Cancer Institute in its fight to eliminate patient suffering worldwide, they will also receive a night of laughter for their generosity. The World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, one of the nation’s premier comedy clubs, has teamed up with the Partners in Progress to help raise funds for cancer research. As a token of gratitude, the World Famous Laugh Factory will provide two Complimentary Admission Tickets* to anyone who makes a donation to the John Wayne Cancer Institute while at the event.

Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Food Truck Round Up will be donated to John Wayne Cancer Institute.

“Every dollar that goes towards cancer research can make a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer,†said Myles Cabot, MD, Director of Experimental Therapeutics at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. “The research being conducted at the John Wayne Cancer Institute has fundamentally changed the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated in our community and around the world.â€

For additional information and regular updates, follow the Partners in Progress Facebook page.

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About the John Wayne Cancer Institute
Since 1981, the John Wayne name has been committed by the Wayne family to groundbreaking cancer research in memory of the much-loved actor who died of cancer. The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., has received worldwide acclaim for advances in understanding the disease, focusing on melanoma (skin cancer), breast, brain, prostate, colon, pancreatic, lung and liver cancer. With its unique ability to rapidly turn scientific breakthroughs into innovative approaches to treatment and early detection, JWCI provides immediate hope to cancer patients from around the globe.

About the John Wayne Cancer Institute Partners in Progress
Partners in Progress is comprised of young professionals, whose primary goal is to provide cancer awareness to all age groups. Partners in Progress supports all John Wayne Cancer Institute fundraising events in Southern California by volunteering their time and energy, as well as raising funds.

For more information about John Wayne Cancer Institute and Partners in Progress,
please call (310) 315-6111.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

LAUGH FACTORY
Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as “the #1 comedy club in the country” by such high-profile media as USA Today. Donated tickets are only valid for the Hollywood Venue: Laugh Factory – Hollywood, 8001 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046. Phone: 323-656-1336 ext. 1.* Reservations are necessary prior to your visit and there is a two-drink minimum. Tickets are valid for all shows except special events and Friday/Saturday 10 p.m. shows.

STEVE TAUB
Steve owns the lot where the Food Truck Round Up for Cancer Research will be located. Steve has generously donated the use of his lot because he is committed to the fight against cancer.

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