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Charity Poker Tournament for CODE 3 FOR A CURE (C3FAC)a national nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, the event will be held at the Stratosphere Poker Room on October 24, 2013 at 5:00pm. Please visit the event website page. The main purpose of which is to provide financial assistance on a nationwide basis to firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer and facing a financial hardship. (While cancer can strike anyone, numerous studies have proven that firefighters are more likely to contract the disease than the general population due to the toxins to which they are exposed in the line of duty. The charity was formed by Firefighter Lorenzo Abundiz, a Medal of Valor Recipient who suffered through three different bouts with cancer and witnessed many of his comrades suffer and die from the disease. During his first cancer, which he defeated after doctors gave him a 4% chance of survival, Lorenzo married Peggy Beeuwsaert (now Abundiz) in the middle of NY Times Square on ABC’s Good Morning America. The couple was later compelled to establish the Foundation to help others facing similar struggles.