According to this morning’s Maui News, a sous chef at one of the best Maui restaurants, Capische? is dealing with cancer, and the restaurant is hosting a big, swanky, kid-friendly benefit this Sunday.
There’s a jumpy castle for the kids (and face painting, and balloon animals, and a Wii station), and lasagna bolognese (and shrimp carbonara, and Caesar salad, and fresh sushi, and … more).
The tickets are only $30 in advance – less than the usual cost of one entree – and the food is all you can eat. There’s lots of live music, including one of our favorite ukelele players, Derek Sebastian.
Sous Chef Duane Tsubaraya, 36, is diagnosed with Stage III Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was quoted in this morning’s Maui News:
“Being diagnosed with cancer is the hardest and scariest thing I have ever gone through in my life. The procedures, tests and chemotherapy have been hard on me emotionally, mentally and physically, and financially difficult on my wife and me.”
James’ dad, Kenneth, overcame this same diagnosis several year’s ago, so James and I are sending Duane lots of healing prayers. We won’t be able to attend on Sunday, but we thought our readers might like to know about this great opportunity to do good while eating well.
Many of our readers live on the mainland. If like us you’re inclined to help, but can’t attend, you can make a donation in Duane’s name at any First Hawaiian Bank, in the name of Duane’s Day of Hope. Direct donations may also be possible, please see the website http://duanesdayofhope.webs.com/ for contact information.
Duane’s Day of Hope
A benefit for Duane Tsubaraya
Sunday, August 15, 2010
2:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunset Lawn, Hotel Wailea.
Advance tickets: $30 adults, $25 children ages 13 to 20, and $15 ages 6 to 12
At the door: $50, $40 and $25 respectively
Adult tickets include one drink ticket
Call 879-2224 or visit www.duanesdayofhope.webs.com