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Play your royal flush and win in the fight against pulmonary fibrosis at the 5th Annual Irv Feldman Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Casino Night

The annual benefit tournament helps support pulmonary fibrosis patient education, disease awareness and clinical research

GLENVIEW, IL– The Feldman Family Foundation will celebrate its 5th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to support the fight against pulmonary fibrosis on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in the grand ballroom of the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Illinois. This year’s poker tournament will feature a buffet dinner, premium sponsored open bar, charitable casino gaming and a charitable poker tournament with more than $30,000 in prizes. Participants of the poker tournament will also have the opportunity to win the grand prize—a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. 

The Irv Feldman Texas Hold ‘Em and Casino Night was founded by the Feldman family in 2013 in memory of their father who had succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a fatal, incurable lung disease. In honor of Irv, the family hosts poker and casino night to raise money to help end pulmonary fibrosis. Playing poker is a passionate Feldman Family pastime and one of the few times Irv Feldman could forget his fight against pulmonary fibrosis and enjoy his family. Poker got Irv and the Feldman Family through eight long and difficult years. 


The 5th Annual Irv Feldman Poker Tournament and Casino Night has a night filled of fun, poker, great food, specialty cocktails and interactive casino fun! It is a night that is not to be missed and the auction packages are as memorable as the event.

The Feldman Family Foundation's mission is to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for families impacted by pulmonary fibrosis. The Irv Feldman Texas Hold 'Em Tournament and Casino Night is hosted in collaboration with local community partners such as CHEST Foundation, Northwestern Memorial Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. All proceeds benefit the fight against pulmonary fibrosis. The Feldman Family Foundation is proud to partner with the top organizations in the lung health arena and make an impact in the fight against pulmonary fibrosis and significant contributions of over $400,000 in support.

Player tickets are $135, and attendee tickets are $75. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.irvholdem.com or contact Angela Perillo at aperillo@chestnet.org.

About the CHEST Foundation

The CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service and patient education. Through CHEST Foundation-supported programs, CHEST’s 19,000+ members engage in advancing the lung health of millions of patients in local communities around the world. More than 95 cents of every dollar raised goes toward advancing the foundation’s mission-based programming. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $10 million in funding for clinical research and community service, with a reach that spans more than 60 countries. For more information about the CHEST Foundation, visit chestfoundation.org.

About the Irv Feldman Family Foundation

The Feldman Family Foundation is founded by Irv Feldman’s sons Mitch and Laury Feldman in partnership with Mara Fox. Pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease for which there is no cure, devastated the Feldman Family. The mission of the Feldman Family Foundation is to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for families living with pulmonary fibrosis. 

Media Contact:
Andrea Camino
acamino@chestnet.org
224/521-9513