Carnival fundraiser for alternative cancer care


The first Carnival Against Cancer event will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. The fundraiser will benefit Scripps Health cancer patients who wish to access treatments and services unpaid by insurance companies, such as support groups, yoga classes, nutrition classes, stress reduction classes, wig rooms, genetics counselors, cancer patient navigators and healing gardens.

The event will simulate a Brazilian Carnival with singer Barry Allen Cohen and samba dancers Tarciana, Nadirah, Fabiola and Milt. Also, cirque entertainer J7 Productions will offer a performance.

The event is sponsored by the Bassiness Associates Group (BAG), a non-profit focused on professional networking. Said BAG CEO Barbara Cafaro, “We have all been touched by the pain of cancer but together we can all help heal others.”

Tickets are $25 at