Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Save the Date: February 21, 2015

Teen inspires DC’s Largest Poker Tourney

Kennedy Snyder has spent 11 of her 13 years fighting spinal cord cancer. Her undeniable spirit and optimism has helped her in the fight and inspired what has become the biggest charity poker tournament in Washington.

The 10th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament will be held February 21, 2015. Over the last 9 years the event has raised more than $1 million dollars in the fight against pediatric spinal cord cancer.
The events of the day include a silent auction, wine tasting and after party. The Chance for Life poker tournament champion will win a seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. NBC4’s Doug Kammerer, Jim Vance, and Veronica Johnson have also been big supporters of the event.

Click here for tickets:

What: 10th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament & Wine Tasting
Where: The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square at 1315 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
When: February 21, 2015

Schedule of Events:
Doors Open for tourney at Noon- 8PM
Wine reception 8pm-10pm
After Party 10PM-1AM

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

Follow Chance For Life on twitter @ChanceforLIfe

Living the Dream

Tonight at 5pm on NBC4.

Love, Survival, Inspiration: What’s your story?

Local photographer Katharine Hauschka wants to hear your story. She wants to honor those folks who have any stories of love, survival and inspiration. Perhaps it’s someone who is battling cancer, a volunteer who is working hard to make a difference in their community, or a love that has survived the hardships of war. What ever the story big or small, Katharine wants to hear it. Why? She wants to honor it and the people involved in the story by giving them a photo session and the opportunity to share their story.

Here is the link with more information and how to enter: What’s your story?

This season’s contest ends on the 28th of February and the winner will be announced March 5th. For more rules visit

The Pink VIP Treatment

Some little girls living with cancer got the VIP treatment and in PINK.
A spectacular pink party in the garden was held at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown giving the girls a chance to escape reality for a few hours.
The girls have a parent currently fighting cancer.
There was primping, pampering, a delicious candybar and even a photo shoot with Miss USA. Charity Chicks US and We Will Survive Cancer co-hosted the uplifting event.

Zaching: New Symbol in Fight Against Cancer

The strongman pose of an 18 year old  who just wanted to show his family and friends he was ok after brain surgery… is inspiring cancer patients across the country. Zach Lederer is the inspiration behind #Zaching. We caught up with him at the University of Maryland where he is the student manager for the basketball team.

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Critters (and Couture!) for the Cure Wed!

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski will be the Critters For The Cure‘s honored guest this Wednesday at the 2nd annual Critters and Couture For the Cure Fashion show. The night will benefit DC area cancer survivors and women battling cancer as they take over the runway to strut their stuff and show off their pets.

The show is Wednesday from 6:30-9pm at the Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase.


You can still get tickets online HERE!

Lombardi Gala raises big bucks with Redskins

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala held at the Washington Hilton raised over $700,000 over the weekend! All proceeds raised will benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Washington Redskins greats Charley Taylor, John Riggins, Brig Owens and Bobby Mitchell were in attendance to help honor the founder of Lombardi, John Potter. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi.

Check out some pics from the event:

Pink Masquerade & Prayers Needed

Founder Maimah Karmo and her Tigerlily Foundation hosted their Pink Masquerade 2010, in hopes of raising awareness of young women battling breast cancer. I would love if you could keep my friend Stef Woods (pictured right) in your prayers. She just started her round of chemo and we are wishing her strength with much love during this challenging journey.

Thank you to Maimah and her network for continuing to educate our public about how real this disease is and how it can touch anyone… no matter how old you are.


Iron Aiden 5K Fundraiser

Push it to the finish line to help baby Aiden fight cancer.

“Iron” Aiden Lipscomb is a 9-month-old baby boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) just a few short months ago. 

Iron Aiden 5K t-shirts will be available to participants who register before October 1. T-shirt pick up will be from 730am – 830am the day of the race.

Registration requires a $30 donation to the cause.  Interested participants can register until October 21.

Date: October 23, 2010

Time: 9:00 am

Place: Park Valley Church, 4500 Waverly Farm Road, Haymarket, VA

For more information, visit the Iron Aiden 5K website.

Golfing for Little Zach

Come out and golf to help raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma (a type of childhood cancer) at the First Annual Band of Parents Golf Invitational on September 20th. The tournament – put together by Amber Yost, mother of Neuroblastoma survivor Zach – is being held at the Bristow Manor Golf Club  in Bristow, VA, and there are plenty of spaces left to play. If you can’t make it, you can also sponsor a hole on the green.

MORE: Zach’s story for survival

For more information and to help out, visit the Band of Parents website or contact Amber Yost at or 703-594-2031

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