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Danielle Mitchell Memorial Poker Run

Last month, on May 28, 2016, the 10th anniversary of the Danielle Mitchell Memorial Poker Run, an annual event benefiting Make-A-Wish, took place in Cambridge Springs, PA. This year's event raised $6,000!

Make-A-Wish granted Danielle’s wish to swim with dolphins in the summer of 1998 when she was 15 years old. She was also the first-ever intern of our chapter’s Erie Regional Office. Unfortunately, after a tough battle against leukemia, Danielle passed away in May of 2006 at age 23.

However, since then Danielle’s family has been dedicated to giving back to Make-A-Wish in her memory. And it really shows – in these last 10 years, they have raised more than $53,000 to help grant wishes for other children with life-threatening medical conditions.


  • In the photo, Make-A-Wish Erie Regional Senior Director, Jan Stork with event organizer and Danielle's mother, Kim Mitchell-Glen.

  • Participants of all ages came to support the Danielle Mitchell Memorial Poker Run this year.

  • Fellow riders and supporters signing the event banner.

  • Participants checking out all the raffle and auction items on the table.

  • Volunteers manning the T-shirt booth.

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