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PPI has initiated the “ALL IN FOR A CURE” poker pledge program for the Nephcure Foundation. Nephcure is the only organization solely committed to finding a cause and a cure to Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS. The pledge program was set up to give poker players around the world the opportunity to donate a % of their tournament winnings to help raise awareness and funds for these two devastating diseases.
The poker world is made up of many generous individuals who want to "give back." Poker Gives, a nonprofit organization, was founded by Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and Lisa Tenner in 2008.
Poker Gives mission is to provide financial aid and humanitarian efforts to mainstream charities through support from the poker industry.
Their goal is to raise funds through the poker world to be donated to four mainstream charities. No Board Members or Founding Members receive a salary in the expectation that a minimum of 95% of all funds raised will reach the charities. All efforts are made to keep the administrative costs and expenses to a minimum.
During the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP), poker professionals Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started a drive to help fund cancer prevention research and education ― by playing poker. They asked their friends to pledge just one percent of their winnings at the WSOP Championship Event to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as a tax-deductible donation, resulting in enough money to fund a research grant for an entire year.
Since its inception seven years ago, Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) has raised over $3 million for the Foundation's cancer prevention research, education, and nation-wide community outreach. It has grown to include other major poker tournaments, leagues and home games. The initiative has inspired amateurs and pros alike to pledge one percent of their winnings for life