Southern California Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to Benefit The Real Medicine Foundation, October 11 2007

Southern California Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to Benefit The Real Medicine Foundation, October 11 2007

October 9, 2007

Poker Players Invited to Play for Hot Prizes – and a Good Causeat Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles


Los Angeles (October 9, 2007) – Southern California poker players with a desire to improve their community will be gathering at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 11 for the annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. They’ll be gearing up not only for a hot game of cards, but also for a good cause, with The Real Medicine Foundation chosen as the charity of choice for this year’s event sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Westside.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a free game lesson, followed by tournament play at 7:00 p.m. Participants will vie for prizes including a flat-screen television, iPods, iPhones and more. The $100 entry fee will benefit Real Medicine’s humanitarian relief efforts. The organization provides aid to people around the world during emergency situations, as well as on-going relief in areas affected by disaster, poverty or war.

"When we look for a charity to support, we want to work with people who go right to the source of the problem without all the bureaucracy. Real Medicine does that better than anyone" said Rob Aigner, Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Westside. "One of my agents, Christian Goddell, brought them to my attention and I knew immediately that we had to get involved."

“We are so pleased that our foundation has been chosen as a beneficiary by Keller Williams Realty Westside,” said Dr. Martina Fuchs, founder of The Real Medicine Foundation. “There are tremendous needs to be met both in the U.S. and abroad and this is a wonderful way people can help and have a good time in the process. Everyone who attends can come away knowing their participation really does make a difference.”

The Real Medicine Foundation was founded in May 2005 by Dr. Fuchs following 2004’s catastrophic tsunami in Sri Lanka. Deeply affected by the disaster’s tragic aftermath, she flew herself over uninvited and began treating as many patients as she could, on the fly. Dr. Fuchs met other physicians like her and soon realized that through the power of personal involvement, a handful of people could change the world. Today, Real Medicine has built a strong network of like-minded doctors and others who are dedicated to help ease suffering throughout the world.

Keller Williams Realty Westside supports The Real Medicine Foundation on an ongoing basis through its local efforts benefitting 16,000 homeless children in Los Angeles.

About The Real Medicine Foundation

The Los Angeles-based, Real Medicine Foundation is a registered 501©3 humanitarian charity that provides people around the globe with aid during emergency situations as well as on-going relief in areas affected by disaster, poverty or war. The foundation was founded in May 2005 by Dr. Martina Fuchs as a result of her experience helping children and families in Sri Lanka following the nation’s catastrophic 2004 tsunami.

Dr. Fuchs was inspired to create an organization that would provide long-term and sustained emotional, economic and social support. By using a personal approach, Real Medicine has been able to form partnerships with individuals, doctors and existing charity organizations throughout the world to create and implement effective solutions that will improve the lives of people and communities in need. In just two short years, the foundation has expanded its global network to include branches in the United States, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

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