The Prevent Cancer Foundation presented its 2nd Annual “Cancer Champion” award this weekend in Washington DC to two Full Tilt poker pros — Rafe Furst and Phil Gordon.
You be the judge … good poker face on Spencer Bachus (R-AL) as he and his wife congratulate Rafe and Phil for their
good great work fighting cancer?
Perhaps one of poker’s staunchest political opponents is softening … Either that or it’s hard to oppose money for cancer, especially at an event sponsored by Pfizer.
Prevent Cancer’s Spring Gala, where they present this award, is one of the bigger annual DC fÃªtes. Some details on the event itself:
Our 2010 Spring Gala will be held March 12 at the National Building Museum, our theme is the Indelible Impressions of India.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala is widely recognized as one of Washingtonâ€™s premier events, attracting more than 800 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities.
The 2010 gala will be held under the honorary patronage of Her Excellency the Ambassador of India, Meera Shankar.
BIZBASH Washington has recently recognized the Prevent Cancer Foundationâ€™s Annual Spring Gala as one of the Top 100 â€œmust attendâ€ charity events in Washington, DC!
The folks behind PreventCancer.org specifically honored Rafe and Phil for their work with Bad Beat on Cancer, a charity well-known in poker circles, and one the foundation credits for helping the organization vastly expand its reach over the last several years while raising more than $3 million for cancer research.
Prevent Cancer takes no shame in loving on poker. The 6th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer charity tournament is May 4. It’s one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers, and thus one of the biggest poker-minded DC shindigs of the year.
Phil Gordon is the official host.
No word on whether or not Bachus intends to play in that event, nor how many rebuys he’d have on hand.
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Also, check out Rafe’s blog. Not exactly the kinda thing you’d expect Bachus to embrace.