Palisadian Backyard Transformed into Rock Show

The Annual Concert Raises Money for Teen Cancer America

The Who, Foo Fighters, Pink and Kenny Loggins performed a private show in the backyard of Jordan and Christine Kaplan’s Palisades home to raise funds and awareness for UCLA Health and Teen Cancer America—a national nonprofit founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend.

TCA, which hosted a fundraising Polo Event at Will Rogers State Historic Park earlier this year, was launched in 2012 to partner with hospitals “throughout the U.S. to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer,” according to its website. Since its inception, TCA has supported more than 10,000 young people and partnered with 30 hospitals.

Locals Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel served as master of ceremonies for the annual concert, hosted this year by Jordan, Becky Mancuso-Winding and Board Chairman Rebecca Rothstein.

This year’s concert raised more than $4 million, which will go toward supporting UCLA Health Autism and Breast cancer programs and TCA’s oncology services for adolescents and young adults.

“The goal for this evening and all of our fundraising activities is to change the national standard of care in the U.S. for teenagers with cancer,” Daltrey shared in a statement.

Since the first concert in 2015, the series has raised more than $20 million.

—SARAH SHMERLING