Paul Ogata
Paul Ogata

SAN FRANCISCO — Laugh for Lives returns on Friday, March 11, from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St. in San Francisco.

This year’s comics are Abhay Nadkarni, Alfonso Ochoa and Paul Ogata, and the host is MC Jin.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Come early to check out different activities in the lobby.

To purchase tickets:

Free parking:

Laugh for Lives is a comedy show benefiting Asian American Donor Program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cell donors for patients with life-threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. Ethnic minority individuals are desperately needed to register as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors.

Because finding a matching donor is often based on ethnicity, and because there are so few Asian American and Pacific Islander donors listed on the national registry, many patients are not able to find a perfect matching donor. AADP’s goal is to register more ethnic minority donors and give patients a greater chance of finding a perfect match early on in their diagnosis.

It costs $100 to add one new donor onto the registry. AADP needs your help to continue to ensure that no donor is asked to pay to join the registry.

For more information, call (800) 59-DONOR or email

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