Luau proceeds to benefit cancer research

Costa Mesa's Wild Goose Tavern is hosting a luau and pig roast to raise funds for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Wild Goose Tavern, which has been open for less than a year, will donate 50% of the event's sales to the Newport Beach-based foundation, according to a news release.

Members of the foundation will sell merchandise from which 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity. Chef Dave Berg will prepare a pig roast for the Aloha-themed event which will also feature a beer garden and cocktail bar with a selection of tropical drinks on tap.

"We're looking forward to an incredibly fun event and are pleased to know that the money raised will directly support the fight against cancer through the formidable work of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation," said Wild Goose co-owner Mario Marovic in a statement.

"I've always been a huge fan of The Duke and we're simply grateful to be in a position to host a charity in his honor that may help efforts to combat this terrible and deadly disease," he said.

Wild Goose Tavern is at 436 East 17th St., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit

The foundation funds programs to improve cancer patients' outcomes. For more information on the foundation, visit

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