Bad Beat on Cancer

Bad Beat on Cancer

The Bad Beat on Cancer™ initiative was launched during the 2003 World Series of Poker to help fund the cancer prevention research, education and community outreach across the nation of the Prevent Cancer Foundation – by playing poker.

Players were asked to pledge just one percent of their winnings to the Foundation as a tax-deductible donation. That year Bad Beat on Cancer struck gold when Chris Moneymaker made a pledge, then went on to win the series, donating $25,000 to the Foundation.

Since then, hundreds of players have signed onto Team 1% – amateurs and pros alike – such as Brandon Adams, Andy Bloch, Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Maria Ho, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Greg Raymer, Eric Seidel, Paul Wasicka, Dennis Phillips and more.

Over the last 8 years Bad Beat on Cancer has raised $3.8 million and has grown to include major tournaments and home & community leagues around the country.

Bad Beat on Cancer has also become recognized as a premiere charity of the poker community with players proudly wearing the green patch.

Find out more about the Bad Beat on Cancer™ initiative by clicking here.

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