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Our Annual Fundraiser Translates to Online Success & Fun during COVID Pandemic

For the past 16 years The Life Raft Group has held its annual fundraising event Night to Fight Cancer hosted by Jerry Cudzil and Matt Knopman in NYC. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we made the hard decision to cancel this fundraising event.

Despite this obstacle, we were elated to host our FIRST Night to Fight Cancer Online held on January 21st, 2021! We partnered with Poker4Life, an organization that hosts charity poker tournaments, to make this event a reality!

Night To Fight Cancer 2019

NTFC Hosts go Online this year: left, LRG Board President Jerry Cudzil and Matt Knopman

NTFC Online had over 80 registrants who connected virtually for a night of poker and fundraising. During our opening toasts Jerry and Matt honored our good friend and annual beverage sponsor Lyon Carter III for his continued support throughout the years. Our guests were excited to connect virtually while enjoying a friendly game. By the end of a very exciting game the winners of the night were, Mark Heppen 1st place, Russell Poses, 2nd place, and Caren Josephs, 3rd place!

We would like to thank our sponsors, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, RBC and Pfizer.
We would also like to thank the team from Poker4Life for helping us bring our NTFC community together virtually. With the funds raised from NTFC Online, the LRG will continue to enhance survival and quality of life for people living with GIST.

Thank you to our NTFC sponsors!