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Celebrity poker player Jennifer Harman is to hold a charity poker tournament to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.

In 2004, Professional poker player Jennifer Harman took a year away from poker to have her second kidney transplant. After receiving a second kidney through organ donation, Harman founded Creating Organ Donation Awareness (CODA), a non-profit organization to raise money and awareness for the cause.

The two-day tournament will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno on March 11. A host of celebrities and poker pros have already signed up to play, including Marco Traniello, Howard Lederer, Tiffany Michelle, Linda Johnson, Maria Ho, Todd Brunson, Roy Winston, Lee Watkinson, Brad Booth, Andy Bloch, Olympic snowboarder Ross Powers, X-games snowboard judge Jeff Brushie, Assistant NBA coach Mike Brown and former Sacramento Kings player Doug Lee.

“The Grand Sierra Resort has been very supportive,” said Harman. “I’m excited to be returning to my hometown of Reno in support of the local community and the National Kidney Foundation.”

Harman is no stranger to charity poker tournaments. Last year she raised $130,000 for the SPCA shelter in Las Vegas through a tournament she organized.

For information about how to take part in the event, visit the National Kidney Foundation website.

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