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Bad Beat on Cancer Raises More Than $125,000 During 2011 WSOP

Posted by Jan on March 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
2011 Bad Beat Thank You

Thank You! With the support of hundreds of players, Bad Beat on Cancer raised more than $125,000 at this year’s World Series of Poker ™ to help save lives through cancer prevention research, education and community outreach nationwide. Each year, nearly 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and sadly, over 550,000 will lose their battle. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is working to impact those statistics by funding research that unlocks the mysteries of cancer, and how ...

Epic Poker to Hold Charity Tournament for Bad Beat on Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 26th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Epic Poker will hold a No-Limit Hold’em charity tournament to benefit Bad Beat on Cancer (BBoC), an initiative of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on December 12, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The $240 buy-in tournament will offer $100 re-buys for the first four levels with an optional $100 add-on opportunity for double chips at the end of the fourth level. One hundred percent of all prize money will be donated to Prevent Cancer ...

Learning with the Best: Bad Beat on Cancer Seminar with Annie Duke

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I flew to Las Vegas to support the 8th year of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer poker initiative at the World Series of Poker. I was anxious to see our new booth in action, and catch one of the free seminars with the pros. [caption id="attachment_4613" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Annie Duke speaking at the "Making Better Decisions" BBoC seminar"][/caption] I was delighted to find I’d be sitting in on the “Making Better Decisions” seminar given ...

Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, ...