Poker charity event to benefit Cancer Societies

The Womens Poker Club and Absolute Poker are holding a tournament on October 28, 2004, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Canadian players can choose to have their funds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society by emailing support once they have registered for the tournament.

“Cancer is a dreadful disease and has affected many of the families of WPC members including striking some of our members themselves,” said Maryann Morrison, President of the Women’s Poker Club.

“The club has wanted to do something to show their support, and Absolute Poker has generously agreed to match donations by the WPC during this event. The more players that play in this tournament, the more the cancer society will benefit,” Morrison said.

The tournament will be held on Thursday, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST, half the buy in amount will be for the prize pool and the other half will be donated to the Cancer Society.

Although WPC tournaments are normally private events, this tournament is open to any and all players who wish to benefit Cancer research and treatment.

October is the breast cancer awareness month. Although the tournament is not singling out this particular form of the disease, the cancer societies provide services and support for all forms.

Cancer accounts for approximately 23 per cent of the mortality rate in North America. This year, more than 1,500 people per day will die of Cancer.

Players can show their support by signing up to the Cancer Society tournament in the Absolute Poker Lobby. More is information available at Womens Poker Club website.

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