Special Events

Every year, the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation and community event organizers plan an array of fundraising events that benefit cancer research at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Our signature fundraising event, Taste for a Cure, is an awards ceremony with food and wine tastings and world-class entertainment. Find out more about our events below. If you are interested in creating your own event to benefit the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, please click here.

Kelly Clarkson Gordon Ramsay at Taste for a Cure

Taste for a Cure

The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's signature event, Taste for a Cure, is held every year to raise unrestricted funds for highest priority cancer research. 2022 marked the 25th Anniversary of this amazing event!

Marathon runners crossing the finish line

Los Angeles Marathon

The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation is now an Official Charity Partner with the Los Angeles Marathon! Sign up for the full Marathon or the Charity Challenge Half-Marathon.

Musicians on stage at Chords2Cure benefit concert


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 the disease.

Group of Halloween pumpkins

Make Cancer less Scary

Check out the "Scary/Beautiful" artwork for Make Cancer Less Scary submitted via social media!  

Wlman marking her calendar

Calendar of Events

It's easy to get involved! Take a look at our calendar and find an event to join.