On Saturday, I was invited downtown to check out one of DC's biggest charity events of the year - Chance For Life Benefit that raises money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and pediatric cancer research. The mission of Alex’s Lemonade Stand is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
The event starts at 12noon with a poker tournament, followed by a Chef's dinner and wine tasting by Mike Isabella Concepts, and an all-out after party that goes until 1am. I was traveling this weekend, so I invited my parents to attend in my place -- and they had a blast! Not only was the event a great time for all involved -- it was a record-breaker with the 11th Annual Poker Tournament raising a record of $350,000!
Chance for Life was a who’s who of DC’s elite, welcoming regulars like NBC4’s Doug Kammerer, The Sports Junkies of 106.7 The Fan, and Congressman Don Beyer, among others. First-time special guests included former Washington Redskins, Shawn Springs, Fred Smoot, Rocky McIntosh, and current Redskins’ Offensive Coordinator, Sean McVay. You can follow the event on social media with #CFL2016.
Congrats to Red Peg Marketing for hosting another great event! For more information, visit www.chanceforlife.net.
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