Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., announced today that the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) was officially named as the World Series of Poker's community relations partner.
"We are deeply gratified to be a partner with the World Series of Poker and Harrah's," said Clark Dumont, NVCI vice president of communications and public affairs. "The Institute is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive, world-class cancer research facility staffed by the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers. They are working every day to provide care, education, detection, prevention and cure through research."
As the official cancer institute for the state of Nevada, NVCI is nonprofit organization focused on collaborative research in basic, clinical and population science to create a future without cancer. The organization has raised more than $100 million in private community financial support and has built a 142,000 square foot research and care facility in Las Vegas.
"Our brand is global, but our home is Nevada, and we're committed to giving back to the local community," said Jeffrey Pollack, World Series of Poker commissioner. "Cancer is the No. 1 cause of lost years of life in our state and the Nevada Cancer Institute offers treatment, research and hope for everyone affected by this disease."
According to a press release, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. strives to share its success with its communities through donations and sponsorships, public and private sponsorships, and by encouraging employee volunteerism.