'All In' for Kids Poker Tournament Raises More Than $900,000 for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Oct 22, 2010, 18:12 ET from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Proceeds Support Life-Saving Treatments Pioneered at The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With support from 11-time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner Phil Hellmuth, actor and comedian Steve Martin and book author Amy Tan, the "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament raised more than $900,000 to benefit The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  The winner of the "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament is John Foley of Boston.  

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Sponsored by grateful family and honorary chairs Jami and Joel Friedman of Huntington, New York, proceeds from the 3rd annual "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament support pioneering work in fetal medicine to offer hope to babies yet to be born.  More than 40 sponsors contributed to the cause, benefitting thousands of children from across the country and beyond who come to The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment to access life-saving therapies that don't exist elsewhere.

Held at New York City's Mandarin Oriental on Thursday, October 21, the "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament brought together celebrities, athletes and professional poker players with Hospital trustees, doctors, donors and grateful families.

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