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Poker run raises funds for great cause in Nosara

July 14, 2011

Imagine the devastation felt by parents who have just learned their child has a tumor on his brain stem and may have only a year to live. Imagine that doctors, far away at the Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, offer hope. Radiation treatments offer the possibility of shrinking the tumor, giving the child more years to live. The treatment will be costly, but it is the child’s only hope.

This child is actually Jacob Cameron, son of David and Angie Cameron of Nosara, Guanacaste, and the story, unfortunately, is real. Also real is the fact that the family needs the help of our community to give Jacob the chance of a longer, fuller life.

On Saturday, July 16, from noon to 3:30 p.m., Marlin Bill’s, the Gilded Iguana, L’Acqua Viva, La Luna and Rancho Tico are sponsoring a Poker Run Fundraiser, followed by a silent auction and raffle at Marlin Bill’s. Participants may pick up entry forms at any of the above locations. In addition, the Frog Pad will be selling raffle tickets and will have entry forms for pickup.

The rules for the Poker Run are simple. Participants are required to go to each of the participating establishments to pick up a card. All participants must return, with their cards, to Marlin Bill’s by 3:30 p.m., where the top three hands will win a prize. This will be followed by the raffle and silent auction. It will be a good time with great friends, but most importantly it’s for a wonderful cause.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact Marlin Bill’s at 2682-0458. Contributions for the raffle and silent auction are greatly appreciated, and can be made through Marlin Bill’s. Donations may also be sent directly to the family: David Cameron, 3751 W. 136 Avenue, Unit O-1, Broomfield, Colorado, 80023.

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