You gotta know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to …..bet big in support of patients and caregivers facing cancer.

Last month, more than 50 people from across the nation gathered virtually for CHN’s first-ever poker tournament, hosted by Trustee Glenn Alba.

The event was sponsored by Opterra Capital, Land Services US and Simpson Thacher. Prizes included the Barsys 2.0 and Barsys Coaster.

“A cancer journey is frightening and isolating. Thanks to Cancer Hope Network’s survivor and caregiver volunteers, patients don’t have to face it alone. Our tournament was an opportunity to have some fun on behalf of a good cause,” said event host Glenn Alba. “I’m proud to serve as a trustee and thankful to our sponsors Land Services, Simpson Thacher and Barsys. I’m also appreciative of the large cohort of attendees from our friends at Deloitte.”

“The patients and caregivers we serve are fortunate to have Glenn Alba in their corner,” said CHN Director of External Affairs Sarah Miretti Cassidy. “Glenn brings his all to the fight against cancer as he marshals friends, family (His mother is a CHN volunteer!) and colleagues to ensure no one faces cancer alone. We’re grateful for his support and for hope that will be made possible by our poker players and sponsors.”

Proceeds from the event will support Cancer Hope Network’s core mission – providing one-on-one peer support for people facing cancer. For 40 years, CHN has been connecting adults facing cancer with trained volunteer cancer survivors and caregivers.

To be matched with a Support Volunteer, click HERE or call 877-HOPENET (867.467.3638)