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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.

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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

Leukemia Ball Raises $3 Million

WHOA! What a monster night of giving. It was incredible to see the best of our community at work. Supporters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society showed up Saturday night ready to give. They exceeded our expectations helping raise more than $3 million dollars to fund the fight against blood cancer.
A touching part of the night.. when Redskins Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell was honored and revealed he just lost his best friend to the disease. I think there were tears in just about everybody’s eyes. We also met the sweet patient ambassadors Logan, Tyler and Brianna. These children remind us there is hope for a cure.. not someday but today.
Special shout out to my co-emcees Comcast SportsNet’s Julie Donaldson, FOX5’s Sarah Simmons and ABC7’s Eileen Whelan. It was an honor to share the stage with such grounded and generous women in our biz. It was pretty cool to see some of our peacock family in the house too– thanks Dianna and Vance!
Comedian Ryan Hamilton was very funny… and what can I say about Huey Lewis and the News. It was obvious with the standing room– the heart of rock’n’roll had arrived at the Washington Convention Center that night. If you came out to support or have ever made a donation to LLS… thank you.

Photos by Imijination Photography

Halloween festivities before Frankenstorm

This year Halloween festivities happened early. With Sandy on the way.. there’s no choice. The so-called Frankenstorm is sure to put a damper on holiday plans. I know we’ll be trading in our costumes for rain gear in the coming days. Be safe everyone!

Peter brings the beef to the party Z Burger!

Guess what they are?!?!?!?

Bob Ryan is Frankenstorm!

Prom Queen circa 1981!

Fake drink.. fake smoke.. but looking like real MAD MEN!

Gal pals… Barbara and Andrea

Kate and Elizabeth stop by

the replacements!

Georgetown Cupcakes!




What do you walk for?

This is one of the best ways to help our those with AIDS in our community. Please join Jim Vance and the NBC4 team for the 2012 AIDS Walk on October 27th. More info at


Coming Soon: Super Saturday

Don’t they say Super Bowl food is as important as football when it comes to party planning? Well we hope you’ll tune in this Saturday morning at 9AM when we have Wildfire’s Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq on to show us some easy appetizers on game day. Feel free to send me your best game day recipes.. we want things that are easy and big hits at the party. By the way, NBC4 will have full Super Bowl coverage with Vance and Hellie reporting LIVE February 5th. Check out their hilarious promo below:

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Happy Birthday VANCE!

Washington’s beloved Jim Vance turns 70 and we celebrate him.

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Doreen Gentzler (who he’s told me is the most beautiful person in the world “you can’t improve perfect!”) shares some great moments in this video tribute on his birthday.

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