Friends Fighting Cancer Fundraising Spotlight

We are so grateful to our Friends Fighting Cancer: individuals and organizations who host fundraising events to benefit cancer research and patient care at UCLA. These events promote both cancer awareness and the important work of the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in the community.

Young cancer supporter Chelsea S

Chelsea S.

Honoring her mom

In honor of her her mom's 1-year cancer-free anniversary, Chelsea S. decided she needed to rally her friends, family and classmates to raise funds for breast cancer research

JoAnn Esposito with supporters at check presentation for Par for the Cure

JoAnn Esposito

Challenging cancer with charity

JoAnn Esposito was a stage four breast cancer survivor who also fought the disease by raising funds for crucial breast cancer research.

Cancer survivor and Zero Negative founder Jenn Greenhut

Jenn Greenhut

Zero Negative: fashion and beauty to find a cure

Meet Jenn Greenhut, a stage 4 triple negative breast cancer survivor. She designs handbags and accessories to help send a message that love and positivity are key weapons in beating cancer.

Cupcakes for Cancer founder Makenna Liess

Makenna Liess

Cupcakes for Cancer

When Makenna was only 5 years old, she lost her uncle to cancer. To honor his legacy, she created Cupcakes for Cancer, which is now in its 10th year.

One Ball Matt founders Barbara Lee and the late Matt Christiansen

One Ball Matt Memorial Golf Tournament

Friends and family fighting lung cancer

After Matt Christiansen passed away from lung cancer, his family and friends created an annual golf tournament held in China to benefit lung cancer research. 

Cakes for Cancer founder Abigail Nathanon holding cake

Abigail Nathanson and Ruby Garland

Cakes for Cancer

Abigail and Ruby started Cakes for Cancer, a club at Marymount High School, after Abigail's Aunt lost her 2-year fight against lung cancer.

Musicians on stage at Chords2Cure benefit concert


Concert to benefit pediatric cancer research

In 2015, a few compassionate middle schoolers created Chords2Cure to support pediatric cancer research in honor of their classmates who were diagnosed with rare forms of pediatric cancers.

Robert Barajas

Robert Barajas

Memorial walk in honor of Robert

Robert Barajas was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, a rare cancer than affects young adults, at 22 years old. To honor his memory, his family holds an annual walk to raise funds to help bring an end to this disease.