Wild Goose Tavern is pleased to announce today’s donation of $7,029 to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The donation was made possible by the success of the tavern's first annual Luau & Pig Roast, held Sunday, August 4.
"We're thrilled to be able to make this donation to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation," said Wild Goose co-owner Andrew Gabriel. "Cancer is a disease that touches nearly everyone these days, and knowing that we can do a little to alleviate its impact and further the development of a cure is a rewarding feeling."
The total amount raised represents 50% of the event sales, in addition to individual donations, and 100% of the sales generated from JWCF signature merchandise made available at the event.
“The John Wayne Cancer Foundation was pleased to be the beneficiary of the Wild Goose Tavern Luau,” said Ethan Wayne, son of John Wayne and Director of John Wayne Cancer Foundation. “The donation from the event will make it possible for us to expand our work in cancer science and care so we can save and enrich more lives. The event was a great opportunity for people to celebrate knowing lives will be changed. My dad said he wanted to help and give hope, and that is what this event did.”
Since opening less than a year ago, Wild Goose has played host to numerous charity events generating nearly $20,000 in donations for a variety of causes from community affairs to Texas and Oklahoma tornado disaster relief.
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