Poker Pro Jennifer Harman Makes Donation Pledge To Kidney Diseases Charity

Poker Pro Jennifer Harman Makes Donation Pledge To Kidney Diseases CharityPoker pro Jennifer Harman has just made a truly generous offer to donate 1 percent of her future poker earnings to the NephCure Foundation, a charity which “funds research into the debilitating kidney diseases Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).”
Jennifer Harman now lends her support to a number of fellow poker pros who have already participated in the ‘Poker Players International (PPI)’ organized ‘All-in for a Cure’ programme, which asked for the 1% NephCure donation. The list includes Frank Vizza, Lee Childs, Matt Glantz, and PPI Founder Eugene Castro.
More than most, Jennifer Harman knows of the difficulties faced by people with a kidney disease having herself suffered from a kidney problem which claimed the lives of both her sister and mother when she was just 17 years old.
In fact, in 2004 Harman had to take a year off poker to recover from her second kidney transplant and commenting on her pledge to the foundation, said: “Kidney disease is extremely difficult. It is invisible, and it affects kids and adults alike. NephCure is trying to find an answer, and I’m here to help by joining ‘All-in for a Cure.”
Jennifer Harman’s help will be greatly appreciated by the charity as her poker credentials are clearly impressive. She is a member of Team Full Tilt, regularly plays at the Bellagio’s “Big Game”, is a member of “The Corporation, is the only woman to hold two WSOP bracelets and has live tournament winnings in excess of $2,300,000.
Jennifer is also no stranger to charity as she is an active fundraiser and set up the  non-profit organization  ‘Creating Organ Donation Awareness’ (CODA). Following the announcement of her pledge, PPI’s market head Eric Siegel said:
“It is great to have someone with the pedigree and reputation of Jennifer joining PPI’s pledge program. Having her involved in this program is a tremendous benefit to everyone, and I expect it to lead to more players coming on board. She understands the responsibility to give back. By doing so, hopefully we can find a cure for this horrible disease that affects thousands of people.”

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