The Start Driving, Stop Leukemia Charity Poker Run is organized by the Team Annie Rose Foundation (TARF). The TARF was founded in 2013 and is a 501c that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) here in middle Tennessee. The LLS provides funds for research of all blood cancers and helps support patients and families of Tennessee.
Annie Rose, started the foundation and is a 18-year survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Annie Rose underwent 27 months of chemo at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She has been a true inspiration to us all and has been raising money for the LLS for over 11 years. We have raised over $132,000 in the last four years.
The regsitration fee is $200. This fee includes a poker hand for the driver and a passenger/navigator. We recommend (not required) that you have a passenger/navigator, they can particpate (not required) in the poker hand if they chose.
The Poker Run will be held on May 13th, starting at Porsche of Nashville with breakfast provided. Check in, registration and breakfast will start at 7:30 AM. You will receive instructions and your first two poker cards before leaving between 8:30 and 9:00. You will pick up the remainder of your cards at three stops, the last being Velocity Motor Cars where lunch will be provided. The winning hand will be revealed along with door prizes and there will be a live auction. The event should be over by 1:30 PM.
The participates will follow a planned route of three stops after leaving Porsche of Nashville. Cars will be released in groups of 10 with a lead driver to follow. At each stop they will draw a card from a fresh deck of cards and the card will be recorded on the Poker Run Score Sheet. At the last stop the hands will be compared and the top three hands will win a prize!
More details to follow!
Ross Robinson, President
Annie Rose, Founder
Team Annie Rose Foundation