STUDIO CITY ( — The Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation is hosting its second annual American Folk Music Festival in Calabasas this weekend to raise money for its programs.

The organization’s co-founder, Alice Diamond, spoke with KCAL9’s Amber Lee Saturday morning about their efforts.

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“We started this – the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation – in 2002 shortly before my daughter passed away from a rare form of cancer… It was her request that we do this, that we help others with cancer,” she said.

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The American Folk Music Festival will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Leonis Adobe Ranch and Museum in Calabasas. The event will feature seven musical acts, including guitarist Justin Stein, who gave a sneak peek of his performance at KCAL9.

All money raised at the event will benefit the 25 free programs supported by the Jennifer Diamond Foundation for those affected by cancer.

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For more information about the Jennifer Diamond Foundation, visit the organization’s website.