Montel to host charity poker tournament

11th January, 2008

US talk show host Montel Williams is hosting a charity poker tournament to raise money for his Multiple Sclerosis (MS) charity.

The popular presenter, whose penchant for a game of cards was proven last year at the World Series Of Poker, is said to be holding the event in March at a plush venue in New York.

Tickets to the event will cost a cool $1,000 (500) but all money raised will be given to the Montel Williams MS Foundation.

The ticket will not only allow entry into the poker game but will also see guests enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner.

Williams established the charity in 2000 a year after he himself was diagnosed as having the illness.

Since it was founded, the organisation has raised more than $1 million to put towards research into finding a cure for the debilitating syndrome.

Williams recently released a health book which includes hints and tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle and the best foods to eat to stay fit. ADNFCR-1406-ID-18422516-ADNFCR

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