Concern 2 History
Originally founded in 1981 by a small group of friends concerned about saving lives from the tragic disease of cancer, Concern II has a rich history and continues to make an impact on cancer immunology research worldwide. At its inception, members of Concern II decided the organization’s focus would be to raise money and awareness about one of the most devastating forms of cancer – children’s cancers. Almost thirty years later, a small group of concerned young adults has banded together again to revitalize Concern II as the second generation of the Concern Foundation.
With our members ranging from those who have been involved in Concern since childhood, to young adults looking to get involved in a new group passionate for its cause, Concern II is one of the fastest growing and most successful charitable organizations in the greater Los Angeles area. Since 1981, the accomplishments of Concern II have been recognized worldwide. Concern II is responsible for providing “seed” money to establish Los Angeles’ first brain tumor laboratory for young people at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Additionally, this pivotal organization has funded the first ever cancer research exchange program between Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Institute for Pediatric Oncology, Cancer Research Center in Moscow, Russia. The organization’s passion and drive remain as strong as they were almost thirty years ago. Concern II continues its strong relationship with such established and pivotal organizations as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to change the landscape of immunology research of children’s cancers to find a cure!
Concern 2 original board members - mid 1980's