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Rivals United for a Kure

| December 18, 2014 | Parties

Rivals United for a Kure, the largest fundraiser for Kure It Cancer Research, held its third annual 300-guest sold out gala at the newly renovated City Club Los Angeles, and the USC/UCLA football rivalry was forgotten for one night in lieu of raising funds for underfunded cancer research. The occasion honored the late Barbara Kaprielian for her undaunted support of both USC and UCLA. Her family - husband Doug, son James, and daughter Alison - attended to receive The Kaprielian Cup in her honor. In a surprise gesture, "Spirit of the Rivalry" awards were presented to the gala's founding co-hosts, former star quarterbacks at their respective schools - USC's Paul McDonald and UCLA's Matt Stevens. Kure It Cancer Research Founder Barry Hoeven and Presenting Sponsor CommonWealth Partners' President Brett Munger were especially pleased with the $500,000 in net proceeds, which will be divided equally and granted to UCLA Jonsson and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Centers for the immediate support of underfunded cancer research projects.

Photography by Danny Mendoza and Carla Rhea


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