Playboy Mansion Celebrity Poker Event 2008

August 10, 2009

3rd Annual Playboy Mansion Celebrity Poker Tournament

The Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a non-profit organization, founded by Los Angeles-based physician, Kevin Brown, to provide direct care, medicine and medical equipment in response to natural and man-made disasters. The organization enlists pro-bono participation from local health care professionals to provide public health education and information about the availability of health-related and specialty care resources in disadvantaged communities around the globe. Proceeds from this event will go directly to fund the Urban Health Institute's monthly health education seminars, quarterly health fairs and purchase medical supplies for underserved communities locally and abroad.

Dr. Brown and his Urban Health Institute colleagues organized this event at the Playboy Mansion in an effort to bring visibility to their imperative work, while offering potential donors a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “The work we do is hard and sometimes discouraging when we are limited by lack of funding,” said Dr. Brown. “Creating an opportunity for folks to experience the Playboy Mansion, play an exciting game and mingle with stars is great incentive beyond supporting a worthy cause.” Last year's event helped support UHI's recent medical mission to remote Nigerian villages, as well as ongoing local health clinics and fairs.

For more info visit: http://www.uhinstitute.org/