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American Idol winner David Cook is to perform at a California charity event to raise money for cancer research.

The 13th annual Taste For A Cure event will be held on June 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, to raise money for the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising private funds for highest priority cancer research.

The event – a wine and food tasting reception followed by a seated dinner with creations by award-winning chefs – will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and will honor Fox Broadcasting Company President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly with the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award.

Tickets and more information are available at

Fans of David Cook should also head over to eBay for a special charity auction benefiting the American Cancer Society in support of the singer’s brother, who is fighting brain cancer.

A signed guitar and three T-shirts are up for offer in the auction, which ends on June 17.

The Fender Telecaster guitar has a starting bid of $300, and was given to Cook’s last band, the Midwest Kings, and was signed in 2008 during the American Idol’s homecoming visit to Blue Springs, Missouri. The T-shirts feature a graphic with David Cook singing on American Idol. All three shirts are size large, and bids are already over $41.

The auction can be accessed at eBay.

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