In 2002, Meritt’s husband, Kevin Carlberg was diagnosed with brain cancer. Kevin participated in a phase one clinical trial, which gave him seven healthy, happy years in which he shared his music, started a family and cheered on Emily and Meritt as they started their creative enterprise. After losing his battle in 2009, Emily and Meritt vowed to carry on his philanthropic spirit by raising awareness and funds for innovative doctors and researchers at the forefront of advancing cancer therapies and potential cures.

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“The Los Angeles Chloe boutique drew in a starry crowd...Hosted by stylist power team Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, the “American in Paris”-themed soiree benefitted the Phase One Foundation...” – InStyle

PHASE ONE is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Phase I clinical cancer research programs. Since 1999, PHASE ONE has raised more than 15 million dollars, supported cutting-edge research at 10 medical institutions, and offered hope to countless amounts of patients and their families.

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