About 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.
Meet Our Advisory Council
The Advisory Council are Ambassadors of Bad Beat on Cancer to local and national business communities and to other individuals to assist in advancing the mission of the Foundation through fundraising, public relations, and marketing efforts.
Ace Bailey: Twitter
Andy Bloch: Twitter / Website
Jan Bresch: Twitter / Bio
John Caldwell: Twitter
Lee Childs: Twitter / Website
Brian Cooley: Twitter / Website
Colin Cooley: Twitter / Website
Michael Craig: Twitter / Website
Paul Ellis: Twitter / Website
Andrew Feldman: Twitter / Website
Claudio Fonseca: Twitter
Marcus Forman: Twitter
Perry Friedman: Website
Vanessa Gibson: Twitter / Website
Jay Greenspan: Twitter / Bio
Daniel Horowitz: Twitter
George Iacovacci: Twitter
Randy Kasper: Twitter / Bio
David Kullmann: Twitter / Website
Jon Mittelhauser: Twitter
Ali Nejad: Twitter / Website
Chris Russo: Twitter
Matt Savage: Twitter / Website
Rebekah Sindoris: Twitter / Website
Bad Beat on Cancer™ has raised over $3.8 million to help fund cancer prevention research, education and community outreach across the nation ― by playing poker.
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation
Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, advocacy, education and free community outreach programs across the nation.