Heartbreak and Heart: Carolina Triangle Realty sponsors VIP After-Party for Satellite World Series of Poker Raleigh, NC 9 June 2008 – The Andy Transplant Foundation (AFT), established by Susan Thompson in memory of her brother Andy is sponsoring the World Series of Poker satellite event for the first time. Tied to the Las Vegas main event, this local event will be held on June 28th -29th. The winner of the $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em championship goes to Las Vegas to play for 10 million dollars. When Amy Carden heard about the event, she immediately joined the committee. Amy and Carolina Triangle Realty will sponsor for the VIP after-party with celebrities, sponsors and winners at an estate. Amy’s brother had been trying for two years with his wife to have a baby. Finally they had the baby but needed a heart immediately. No heart was available. Ten days later the baby died. Her story was similar to Susan’s. Andy passed away from complications due to liver failure after not getting the transplant he so desperately needed. Soon after diagnosis with liver disease in his early thirties, Andy was placed on the dreaded wait list. While waiting over two years for a donor organ, Andy’s health progressively worsened. Family members and friends came forward and expressed their willingness to become live donors. After an extended and frustrating test period, two acceptable donor candidates were identified but sadly time had run out for Andy who passed away on February 25, 2003 leaving behind a grieving wife and four young children, a sister and parents who loved him deeply. One heart, liver or kidney can cost well over $200,000- $300,000 or more. This is only the beginning to help save lives, says Susan Thompson, President and Founder. Andy’s Transplant Foundation’s mission is to save lives by creating funding to support transplant research and to increase awareness of the need for individual organ transplant donations. The foundation is looking for businesses that will sponsor more tables as a worthy cause. Local businesses are expected to jump at this opportunity and receive recognition for their contributions to the community. Individuals may sign up as well. Log onto http://www.andytransplantfoundation.org/ to reserve a table or a seat. The event is open to anyone over 21 years of age. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Andy Transplant Foundation and donations on the part of the foundation will be made to North Carolina organ research institutions. About Andy’ Transplant Foundation: Established in 2004, The Andy Transplant Foundation’s (ATF) main objective is to save lives through charitable fund-raising that supports transplant research and increases awareness of the need for individual organ transplant donations. The foundation is headquartered in Cary , North Carolina with operations throughout North America . http://www.andytransplantfoundation.com. About Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment through operating subsidiaries.?