Alcatraz Crossing: Charity Swim

Join us for a swim from Alcatraz to San Fransisco and help raise money to fight childhood cancer.
The swim is sold out, but you can still cheer on a swimmer by making a donation in their name!
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The POETIC Foundation and Water World Swim are teaming up to fight childhood cancer. Proceeds and donations from this event will help bring new hope to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

47 participates will start near Alcatraz Island and swim 1.25 miles across the San Fransisco Bay to Aquatic Park. The swim features some fun and challenging currents on your way to the opening of the cove and to the beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline. Swimmers are accompanied by coaches in the water, on kayaks, and SUPs.

Sign up to swim or donate to support a swimmer and help increase The POETIC Foundation’s outreach.

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Past Events

Child’s Play: A Concert Event to Benefit Children with Recurrent Cancer

Join us on Sunday, November 6th for a special concert event to help broaden the POETIC Foundation’s outreach to children in need of live saving cancer treatments.

The POETIC Foundation is delighted to present a musical event to help support the efforts needed to cure all children of their cancers. Violinist Hana Kim is a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and a graduate of the Juilliard School. She has created a special ensemble of young musicians to celebrate the joy children bring to the world with their laughter and play.

Montage for Joy: A Virtual Benefit Concert

Join us on Sunday, May 22nd for a special concert event to help broaden the POETIC Foundation’s outreach to children in need of live saving cancer treatments.

A Child’s Canticle: A Virtual Benefit Concert

January 8th, 2022

About the musicians 

Hye-Won Cho, piano. Dr. Hye-Won Cho’s brilliant technique and sensitive musicality has garnered her countless accolades worldwide, including first prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the grand prize at the Peninsula Young Artist International Competition and the top prize at the ARTS Competition, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in Arts in Miami Florida. 

Hana Kim, violin. Hana Kim is currently a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Previously having held a position in the Charleston Symphony, Hana also enjoys the eclectic works of a freelance musician in Los Angeles and Orange County, playing with various ensembles such as Pacific Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic.

Erin Breene, cello. Erin Breene is currently a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Long Beach Opera Orchestra. She regularly performs with Pacific Symphony and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and has served as Principal Cellist of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Associate Principal Cellist with the Opera Pacific Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of Music Center Dance of Los Angeles.

Nathan Wang, composerNathan Wang is a pianist and composer for films, television, and theater. A prolific and versatile composer for Hollywood and Asian cinema, he has scored nearly 300 films and television shows, including projects for Steven Spielberg, Disney, Dreamworks, and Sony Pictures, and for Jackie Chan, Poly-Bona, Perfect World, China Film Group, EMP, Wanda, and Huayi Brothers in Asia. His compositions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, and Chicago Symphony. Mr. Wang is a recipient of 2 Emmy Awards, a 1993 Singapore Grammy, and is a 2014 Golden Horse Award nominee.