In honor of my sister Amy Herdy who lives in Washington State and is recovering from her battle with cancer, I annually organize a Poker Tournament (see www.acstexasholdem.org). This was my 5th year, and my charity of choice was METAvivor, who funds research to cure metastatic breast cancer (see www.metavivor.org). METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage 4 breast cancer research. I picked this charity in honor of GES employee Elizabeth Howard, who is battling stage 4 cancer. The tournament was held on August 26, 2017 and was hosted by AEgis Technologies.
With the theme being a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, many businesses and organizations donate door prizes such as gift baskets, cards, free services, etc. GES stood up to the plate and was a Bronze Sponsor. The GES employees who played are shown, along with shot of some of the action where you can see the banners of the sponsors.
We raised over $4600 this year for METAvivor.