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Chance for Life was created in 2005 in honor of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age 2. What began as a small get-together has become DC's best charity event experience - featuring a Texas Hold'Em style poker tournament, celebrity chef tasting, and Vegas-style after party. Chance for Life is proud to donate 100% of net proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research, without overhead costs and administrative fees.

Our foundation is proud to have raised $1.6 million for pediatric cancer research at the 2018 event, with an impressive $4.3 million in its history.


Poker Tournament:

The Washington area's most dynamic charity poker tournament! This highlight of the day features nearly 700 amateur players in a Texas Hold'Em style tournament in MGM National Harbor's Grand Arena. All players in the Final Table receive prizes, but the winner receives a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Expect a full day of a top-shelf open bar, sprawling buffet food from MGM's restaurant concepts, one of the region's largest silent auctions, celebrities, high energy, and direct benefit to the fight against childhood cancer.

Taste Experience:

Dubbed one of the best parties in Washington, is a true Vegas-style extravaganza of culinary delights from the award-winning celebrity chefs of MGM National Harbor and the Washington area, tasting selection of world-renowned wine, local craft beer, and the latest mixology. The evening is capped by a headline national entertainer, surprise performances, VIP lounges, and the chance to win additional prizes and auction items to support cancer research.

Who Does it Benefit?

100% of the net proceeds are proudly donated to benefit the life-saving efforts of Children's National Medical Center Foundation and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation as well as nursing grants to improve the quality of life and care of children with cancer.

Contact Us

Chance For Life Foundation
Please reach out to Kate Baeurle for any questions about our foundation or getting involved.


MGM National Harbor, MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD, USA

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