Celebrities Unite to Play Their Cards for Renal Support Network (RSN)

October 5, 2010

ABC’S “Port Charles,” Dale Wade Davis and ABC7 News Anchor, Phillip Palmer Host Celebrity No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament to Raise Money and Awareness for RSN, October 17th

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Helping hands come together to beat the odds against kidney disease. On October 17th at The Bicycle Casino, Dale Wade Davis of ABC’s “Port Charles” and Phillip Palmer, ABC7 Anchor, host a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament featuring many stars from the Los Angeles area. Major cash prizes will be awarded to the top nine winners. Renal Support Network (RSN) is a patient-run non-profit organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The motivation behind RSN is close-to-home for both Davis and Palmer. In 2007, Palmer donated one of his kidneys to Davis.

“There is a critical shortage of donor organs and so many people are currently on dialysis while waiting for a lifesaving organ,” says Davis. “I was one of those people and I am tremendously grateful for the kidney transplant I received from my friend, Phillip. This event will help raise much-needed funds for RSN patient centered programs and convey awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.”

WHAT: Celebrity Poker Tournament

WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 2010

  • 12:00pm: Learn to Play
  • 2:00pm: Gaming Begins

WHERE: The Bicycle Casino

7301 Eastern Ave.

Bell Gardens, CA 90201

HOW: Order tickets at www.RSNhope.org: *Must be 21 years+

  • $225 for players*
  • $50 for non-players*

WHO: Matthew Borlenghi (General Hospital), Marc Brown (ABC7 Anchor), Michael Cudlitz (Band of Brothers/Southland), Nadia Dawn (Spring Break ’83), Scott Elrod (Men in Trees), Rob Fukuzaki (ABC7 Sports Anchor), Stephen Furst (Animal House), Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), Jackie Johnson (KCAL9 Weathercaster), Paula LaBaredas (Kelsey Grammar Bill Zucker Comedy Hour), Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Christina McLarty (KCAL9 Reporter), Alan Mendelson (newscaster), Leyna Nguyen (KCAL9 Anchor) and Joe Reitman (Legend of Neil), among others.

Participants who purchase tickets in advance will receive an extra $500 in chips. Rebuys will be available. All tickets include buffet lunch. Ticket proceeds benefit Renal Support Network and are tax deductible.

ABOUT Renal Support Network:

Renal Support Network is a non-profit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease. RSN strives to motivate and assist patients in developing their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of their disease. RSN values people with kidney disease and helps them become self-sufficient through education, advocacy and hope for a better tomorrow. Visit RSNhope.org for more information.

SOURCE Renal Support Network

Source: newswire

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