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WIN BIG AND HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER AT THE INAUGURAL “ALL-IN FOR A CURE” CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT AT RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY

News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 01.03.19

Win Big and Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Inaugural “ALL-IN for a CURE” Charity Poker Tournament at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Schenectady, NY (January 3, 2019) – The first annual ALL-IN for a CURE charity poker tournament to benefit Susan G. Komen Upstate NY will take place Sunday, January 13 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. Partial proceeds from each player’s tournament entry fee (buy-in) will be donated to Susan G. Komen Upstate NY to help in the fight against breast cancer, both locally and globally.

Players will have the opportunity to win big at the ALL-IN for a CURE charity poker tournament and help fund breast health and breast cancer programs in Upstate New York that provide education, screening and treatment services for the underserved, along with research grants to help find a cure. The event will also raise awareness, celebrate survivorship, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.

The ALL-IN for a CURE charity poker tournament is open to the public, and players can register in advance starting Friday, January 4 and through the day of the tournament at the Main Cage at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Players must have a valid ID and a Rush Rewards player card (available at no charge) to enter. Media are also welcome, and Susan G. Komen Upstate NY staff are available for interviews.

WHAT:    1st Annual ALL-IN for a CURE Charity Poker Tournament

WHEN:    Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Play begins at 11 a.m.

WHERE:  Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center

DETAILS: Entry fee (buy-in) is $200, which includes $50 to benefit Susan G. Komen. The rest will go towards the prize pool (minus administrative fees). Players will receive 10,000 in tournament chips to start and have the option of making an additional $10 donation to Susan G. Komen for 10,000 more in starting chips.

Must be 21 years of age or older. Gambling problem? Call 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369).

About Susan G. Komen/Komen Upstate New York

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Upstate New York is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in communities across the Upstate New York Region. For more information, call 518-669-9820 or visit www.komenupstateny.org.