WEST HOLLYWOOD—A fundraising event to raise money for cancer research was held on Thursday, August 20 by the non-profit organization F**k Cancer.

By purchasing $40 “T-shirt tickets,” people who attended the event were able to contribute to the fundraiser.

LA Kings forward Tyler Toffoli was among those who attended FCancer's Thursday night event in West Hollywood.
LA Kings forward Tyler Toffoli was among those who attended FCancer’s Thursday night event in West Hollywood.

The party was held inside Bootsy Bellows, a night club co-owned by actor David Arquette. Arquette’s mother, Brenda Denaut, lost her life to breast cancer in 1997.

The night was emceed by YouTube star Bart Baker.

Notable guests of the event included Arquette himself, LA Kings forward Tyler Toffoli and actress Italia Ricci of ABC’s “Chasing Life.”

According to its website, F*** Cancer “is all about prevention, early detection and supporting those affected by cancer,” the mission statement reads. “We are changing and impacting the cancer space by improving health outcomes through digital initiatives, programs, events and cutting edge research.”

The organization was co-founded by Julie Greenbaum and Yael Cohen Braun. The cause is personal for the two co-founders. At the age of 19, Greenbaum saw her mother pass away from ovarian cancer, and Braun’s mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The two joined forces in 2013, after initially forming two separate charities with similar names. Braun was focused on hosting fundraising parties while Greenbaum’s charity was primary an online campaign.

Thanks to their efforts, the two have seen more than $2 million raised for cancer research since their venture began.

F*** Cancer is currently planning future events in cities around Canada and the U.S. including Montreal, Toronto, Miami, New York, Chicago and Austin. They previously held an event in Vancouver, which was hosted by “Arrow” actor Stephen Amell.  Tickets to future events have not yet been made available online.