February 2016: The Sphinx Club in Washington DC recently hosted ‘Chance for Life’, an event that supports a very noble cause – research for finding a cure to paediatric cancer. The proceeds from this event went to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that collects funds for research to fight childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand was started by Alex Scott at the age of four. She was a neuroblastoma patient. She started selling lemonade at her stand to collect money and donate it to doctors so that they could help more kids like her, until she passed away at the age of 8, after which her cause was taken up by her parents.
The ‘Chance for Life’ event hosted Sphinx Club’s 11th Annual Poker Tournament, Wine and Chef’s Tasting and Dance Party. The event managed to raise a staggering amount of over $150K. Chance for Life was created by RedPeg Marketing CEO Brad Nierenberg for his goddaughter Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of two, and fought through it.
The winner of the poker tournament was NFQllc.com’s CEO Richard Wiedis. In the first decade of its inception, Chance for Life has managed to raise over $1 million for paediatric cancer research.