Chance for Life was founded in 2005 by Brad Nierenberg after his best friend's daughter, Kennedy Snyder, was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age two. What began as a 20-person poker fundraiser 15 years ago to support his friend has become DC's best charity event experience for a very important cause - pediatric cancer research.
To date, Chance for Life has raised $6.5MM gross in support of childhood cancer research. CFL acts now as a distinctive part-charity, part-concert, part-gourmet food tasting experience, with 100% of its net proceeds funding clinical trials at Children’s National Health System and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. CFL has now grown beyond the annual event into a foundation and 501(c)3.