Our 2nd annual charity melanoma awareness poker run will be held Saturday November 16 at Truckhaven / Ocotillo wells 4X4 Training center off of S22! $20 per vehicle $5 per extra hand $5 per extra dinner!
Being our second run this is going to be very basic! Dinner will be chili dogs, soda and an appropriate adult beverage. We are searching high and low for donations to this event! we will be letting everyone know of the available prizes as they become available!
cheers! wear your sunscreen!
So a little about the event and the charity,
On September 27 2010 I lost the love of my life Michelle Renee Simonson. She passed away in my arms after an 18-month battle with cancer. She was only 26 years old So I created a charity to help continue her legacy as she was taken from us way to early. The charity is called "Michelle cares foundation"
We are a legitimate 501-c 3 nonprofit dedicated to spreading the awareness of melanoma and help with terminally ill melanoma patients. It's been a slow process because it's pretty much a one man show. But we as an organization believe that with education we can help save the lives of thousands of people. We also want to issue small grants to terminally ill patients to help with end-of-life expenses.
Last year I created the poker run as a fun way to help raise awareness in a sport that I love so much. We all spend a lot of time out in the desert in the Sun without giving it a second thought. So this is a way for us all to get together educate each other create some positive change in the world and have a good time doing it.
we hope to see you out in the desert helping us spread awareness and having a good time doing it!