All-in-for-Kids Poker Tournament Raises $900K+ for CHOP

Poker EventOctober 25, 2010 — With support from 11-time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner Phil Hellmuth, actor and comedian Steve Martin and book author Amy Tan, the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament raised more than $900,000 to benefit The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The winner of the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament was John Foley of Boston.

Proceeds benefit the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Sponsored by grateful family and honorary chairs Jami and Joel Friedman of Huntington, New York, proceeds from the 3rd annual “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament support pioneering work in fetal medicine to offer hope to babies yet to be born.

More than 40 sponsors contributed to the cause, benefitting thousands of children from across the country and beyond who come to CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment to access life-saving therapies that don’t exist elsewhere.

Event attracts a diverse group of supporters

Held at New York City’s Mandarin Oriental on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament brought together celebrities, athletes and professional poker players with Hospital trustees, doctors, donors and grateful families.

More information

For more information about the annual "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament, contact Lori Busch at 267-426-6465.

Contact

Ashley Moore, Department of Public Relations, 267-426-6071

Visit our Facebook page to see an album of photos from the event.

Shown (left to right): Actor and comedian Steve Martin, CHOP patient Skylar Friedman with parents Joel and Jami Friedman, and 11-time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner, Phil Hellmuth.

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