Hi Dive owner hosting fundraiser to fight leukemia, lymphoma

John Caine, the owner of Hi Dive at Pier 28½, has been nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2011 Man and Woman of the Year campaign. He is hosting a fundraiser at Hi Dive from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $35.

Why did you accept the nomination? What is your goal? The timing was right, as a close family friend just passed away from cancer. My goal is to reach $25,000. My main goal is to help improve the day-to-day quality of life of cancer patients. Donations can be made at gsf.mwoy.llsevent.org/johnc.

Tell me about the fundraiser. It’s my major attempt at raising funds. Donors will get a free drink and appetizers donated by Hi Dive. There will be a silent auction and a [Fire Department] fireboat water show at 7 p.m. We are incorporating Red’s Java House next door. They are sponsoring a live band on their patio and we’re linking both restaurants with an outdoor area that will be the prime spot for the water show.

What has your experience been like so far? It’s been more personally rewarding than I could have imagined.

3-Minute InterviewcancerFeaturesPersonalitiesSan Francisco

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A San Francisco Unified School District program that gave would-be teachers extra training in the classroom has lost a key partner. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
USF ends partnership with SFUSD in teacher residency program

District launched training effort to improve low retention rates for new hires

Roger Marenco, president of operators union TWU Local 250-A, speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA’s union leader encourages riders to say ‘thank you’ to their Muni operators

A conversation with Roger Marenco, president of Transport Workers Union of America, Local 250A

The Rev. Norman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center joined San Francisco city leaders and community partners in a “Campaign for Solidarity” at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, Apr 17, 2021. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
City launches ‘Campaign for Solidarity’ to combat racial violence

Mayor London Breed, the city’s Human Rights Commission and community leaders launched… Continue reading

San Francisco’s live music clubs have been closed for more than a year. (Twitter screenshot)
S.F. venue recovery fund begins accepting grant applications

Entertainment presenters may apply from April 21-May 5

It’s time to break the code of silence and end the stigmatism against infertility, which is fairly common. <ins>(Shuttterstock)</ins>
Struggles with infertility are common

We all can support friends, ask legislators to mandate appropriate insurance

Most Read