UB Targets Colon Cancer Patient with Charity Event

Annie Duke
UB's Annie Duke.

Annie Duke and UB are hosting another 'Second Sundays' online fundraiser this week to support Philadelphia’s Jason La Monaca, who's been battling colon cancer for the past four years.

The $10 buy-in event at UB is set for Aug. 8 at 2:45 p.m. ET.

UB will match 100% of the prize pool with all proceeds going to La Monaca, a 38-year-old who was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2007 and throughout his own treatment has staged two benefits of his own for cancer research and families dealing with a cancer-stricken family member.

Jason recently received news that his most current round of chemotherapy was ineffective, and on the same day discovered that $1,700 in money raised for his care was stolen.

In addition to the event, direct donations can also be made online at UB via Player-to-Player transfer to the account "CHARITIES".

Top 10 finishers in UB's Second Sundays events win entry to UB's weekly Sunday $200+15 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed tournament.

The winner will receive a bonus wireless poker controller and there's a bounty on Duke's head with the player who sends her to the rail picking up a $66 entry to UB's $7K GTD tourney the same day.

Last month's Second Sundays event, hosted by Team UB's Tiffany Michelle to benefit the Crystal King Benefit Foundation, drew a total of 237 players and raised $4,740.

Click here for more information on Jason LaMonaca.

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