Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chance for life Charity Event Raised $2.1 Million for Childhood Cancer

The 14th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament and Taste Experience, presented by Boeing, hosted by MGM National Harbor, and powered by RedPeg took place on Saturday, March 9. 

The charity event raised a record-breaking $2.1 million to benefit local pediatric cancer research initiatives at Children’s National Health System and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The fundraising continues as Boeing graciously agreed to match donations up to $100k for every $100 donated here from now until March 31. Such an incredible time and definitely a #partywithapurpose! 

Following the all-day Poker Tournament at MGM, guests were invited to eat, drink, and dance the night away at the evening’s Taste Experience curated by 2019 Culinary Chair Casey Patten. 

The Theater at MGM National Harbor was transformed into a Vegas-sized fete complete with champagne aerialists, a light-up dance floor, an amazing DJ, fun photo opportunities, and so much more! Guests were surprised with a special musical performance by Robin Thicke. 

The best part about the event? All of the amazing tasting stations! 

Who was there? 

Bellagio Patisserie 
Buffalo and Bergen 
Buttercream Bakeshop 
Call Your Mother 
Chicken + Whiskey 
Coconut Club 
Compass Rose & Maydan 
Lucky Buns 
Momofuku CCDC 
The Salt Line 
South Block 
Spoken English 
Taco Bamba 
Yume Sushi

For more information on Saturday’s Chance for Life event, the non-profit’s continued charity work, or to donate to the worthy cause, please visit Chance for Life

About Chance for Life 
Less than 4% of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers each year. Chance for Life takes direct aim to fill this gap, providing 100% of net proceeds to help fund vital pediatric cancer research at Children’s National Health System and through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The non-profit’s major charity poker tournament and taste experience has historically raised over $4.2 million to directly support those on the forefront of local cancer research and care. For more information, please visit or follow the 501(c)(3) on Facebook and Twitter.

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