All-In To Fight Cancer seems to have found a winning combination with its annual Texas Hold’em fundraiser. According to event founder, Steve Amedio, this year’s poker tournament, held at the Fillmore in early March, raised over $215,000, with all proceeds going back to the local cancer community.
“Every year, for five years now, we’ve exceeded expectations,” reports Amedio. “With this year’s huge increase — a leap of nearly $100,000 — we’re poised to make significant contributions to four well-known and worthy cancer causes here in the Charlotte community, including The GoJenGo Foundation, Novant Health Nurse Navigator Program, The Isabella Santos Foundation, and 24 Hours of Booty.”
With its unique poker appeal, the annual Charlotte event has been drawing in players and participants in record numbers. Amedio is quick to note, though, that sponsors and volunteers are what make such large donations possible. “Generous sponsors and tireless volunteers are essential to our success,” says Amedio. “They really foot the bill and make the effort that allow us to be so generous.”
With a well-established track record, the non-profit is looking to host additional events in other geographic markets later this year.