Each and every year more than 70,000 young adults (ages 20-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Unmasque Cancer is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles! Join us as we #UnmasqueAndUnite and celebrate the first ever Unmasque Awards honorees!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Mark for Events, Los Angeles

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I'm a #Survivor


Light a tribute candle to honor a loved one! #UnmasqueandUnite no matter where you are you can be a part of Unmasque Cancer 2017.

Light a candle...
To Honor someone who is kicking cancer's ass one-day-at-a-time
In Memory of someone who is no longer with us
To show support for those fighting cancer, those caring for them and those loving them.

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Event Details

Parking Info

Valet parking is available at The Mark for Events for $8.
Meter and street parking in the area is LIMITED.
We encourage everyone to Unmasque responsibly - Uber, Lyft and taxis are a great way to ensure you get home safely!

More Info

  • When: April 29, 2017
  • Doors Open: 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Mark for Events
    9320 W. Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Presenters & Performers

Kenli Mattus, Performer
Kenli has been playing music in hospitals for almost 20 years. As the founding musician for the non-profit Musicians On Call, Ken has played and sang room to room for over 50,000 patients in over 40 hospitals across the country. Along with his volunteering, Ken helps keep people’s money safe with KRED Financial Group.

Lucas Grabeel, Presenter
“Switched At Birth,” “High School Musical”
Twitter: @mrgrabeel
Instagram: @mrgrabeel

Jon Licht, Performer
Twitter: @jonlicht
Instagram: @jonlichtmusic
Facebook: Facebook
Website: www.jonlicht.com

Tiya Sircar, Presenter
“Master of None”, “The Good Place”, “Star Wars Rebels”
Tiya Sircar starred opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the Fox feature film, THE INTERNSHIP. She recurred on the CBS comedy, THE CRAZY ONES, opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams as well as CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Most recently, Tiya can be seen on NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson and the upcoming season of Netflix’s MASTER OF NONE opposite Aziz Ansari. She is currently shooting the ABC pilot, START UP, opposite Zach Braff. In addition to on-camera work, Tiya has voiced lead characters in the Fox feature film, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D with Justin Long and John Leguizamo; the upcoming Netflix/Dreamworks series, Spirit Riding Free; and Disney/LucasFilm's hugely successful series, STAR WARS REBELS. Tiya provides the voice of “Sabine Wren”, a Mandalorian graffiti artist and explosives expert.
A huge thank you to the Unmasque Cancer 2017 Planning Committee! We could not have done it without you.
Sherri Abergel, Mary Alt, Michelle Bennett, Jenna Bragg, Morgan Brown, Kristen Coco, Jahcobie Cosom, Tarrah Lee Curtis, Robyn Dennis, Kandi Dudley, Jose Flores, Melissa Lane, Chelsea Makela, Chris Marlowe, Jaime Pona, Patricia Robertson, Val Sun, Andy Vu

About the Samfund

About The Samfund

The Samfund supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Cancer isn't free. The Samfund is the first and largest organization in the United States that supports young adults who are struggling financially because of cancer. Since 2005, The Samfund has awarded over $1.7 million in grants and provided free online support and education to young adults across the country. For more info, please visit www.thesamfund.org.

Turning Donations Into Support- Every Dollar Counts!

What your donation means to a young adult cancer survivor:
  1. $25: prescription co-pay
  2. $50: gym membership for one month
  3. $100: two months’ public transportation
  4. $250: two months’ heating bills
  5. $500: one month’s rent
  6. $1,000: three months’ health insurance
  7. $2,500: help with medical bills

2017 Unmasque Awards

The 2nd Annual Unmasque Cancer Masquerade Benefit has announced this year's award winners.

View press release and learn more about the awards

Award Winners

Impact Award
Aura Kuperberg, PhD
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Impact Award
Lana Clay
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Caregiver Award
Jackie Casillas
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