LA’s Annual Political Roast Puts Joe Busciano InThe Hot Seat to Raise Funds for American Diabetes Association

Thick skin is going to be needed come March 30th as Los Angeles’ 19th Annual Political Roast will be in session with no holds barred.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Busciano will be the man of the hour to eat crow and humble pie as sour grapes and rubber chicken are lavishly dished out.

California’s most important political and business leaders, “Fat Cats” and “Power Brokers,” will attend this light-hearted festivity honoring Buscaino getting “roasted” by Congresswomen Janice Hahn and L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin.

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It’s all in good fun while raising funds for the American Diabetes Association to fight the epidemic of diabetes.

Busciano is up for the challenge and told “Being an LA City Councilmember, I see people rag on me daily on Facebook, so putting a target on myself to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Diabetes Association will be my pleasure. Diabetes runs in my family, so I am happy to contribute in this way.”

The Los Angeles Political Roast is the only gala of its kind in the United States and is the most unique and sought after political event in the state.

The brainchild behind the event is Arnie Berghoff who is the President of Arnie Berghoff & Associates – one of the top and most respected lobbying and public affairs firms in Los Angeles.

When Arnie’s daughter Laura was four years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Ten years later, written down on the back of a napkin, Arnie came up with a unique idea – a political roast that could double as a fundraiser for diabetes.


Arnie asked Harvey Englander and Councilmember Mitch Englander…or as they are affectionately called…”The Three Amigos”…to co-chair the first Los Angeles Political Roast in 1998. Because of their passion, commitment and leadership….the Los Angeles Political Roast has raised over 8 million dollars to Stop Diabetes®.

86 million Americans have pre diabetes and on average 4,660 will be diagnosed with diabetes every day.

For more information on the event contact Donna Lieberman at 800-676-4065 x7437 or

For more information on the American Diabetes Association visit:

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