'Support for research of spinal tumors is essential to finding a cure. It’s a race against the clock and every second counts. That’s why this event truly is a chance for life.' ~ Jeff Snyder
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Red Peg Marketing announces the 9th Annual Chance for Life poker tournament, wine tasting and silent auction will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the City Tavern Club in Washington, DC. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Spinal Cord Tumor Association.
Chance for Life is Washington’s largest charity poker tournament event. More than 200 players will compete to win the grand prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. Last year's event alone brought in over $100,000. Since its inception in 2005, Chance for Life has raised nearly 1 million dollars for spinal cord tumor research.
“This event is a life changer. For children with spinal cord tumors and their families, it’s wonderful to see the incredible energy and support from the folks who turn out,” said Jeff Snyder, Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspira Marketing Group, whose daughter Kennedy has a spinal cord tumor. “Spinal cord tumors are incredibly rare and incredibly underfunded. Support for research of spinal tumors is essential to finding a cure. It’s a race against the clock and every second counts. That’s why this event truly is a chance for life.”
The event also features a wine tasting experience with food pairings by Chef RJ Cooper of Rogue 24. Guests will bid on silent auction items featuring exclusive experience packages involving DC celebrity types such as an intimate food and wine tasting for 4 at Béarnaise hosted by Spike Mendelsohn. The evening concludes with an after-party including live music by the Doug Segree Band and DJ Dirty Hands.
What: 9th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament & Wine Tasting
Where: City Tavern Club, 3206 M St. NW, Washington, DC
When: February 22, 2014
Schedule of Events:
- Doors Open at Noon
- Poker Tournament 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Silent Auction 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Wine Tasting 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- After Party 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Presenting sponsors for this year’s event are Apex Systems and DarCars. Additional confirmed sponsors include Ramsey Asset Management, Brightline Interactive, E Group, Portma, Inspira, Northwestern Mutual, Matt Martin Real Estate and Acumen. Bisnow will serve as the official online media sponsor.
Media wishing to attend and cover the event should contact Katelyn Gimbel to be placed on the guest list.
About Kennedy Snyder
At 13 years old, Kennedy Snyder has been battling cancer for 11 years with an undeniable spirit of optimism and hope despite multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy. Kennedy suffers from astrocytoma, a rare form of pediatric spinal cancer. Kennedy – and her determination to enjoy life despite her illness and its limitations – is the inspiration behind the annual Chance for Life event.
About Chance for Life
Chance for Life was founded by Brad Nierenberg, President and CEO of Red Peg Marketing located in Alexandria, Virginia. Now in its ninth year, Chance for Life has raised nearly 1 million dollars for spinal cord tumor research since its inception in 2005. 100% of proceeds from the event benefit the Spinal Cord Tumor Association, which is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more info about the event, visit http://www.chanceforlife.net.