2013 Tournament Recap: Fish for a Cure Reels in $230,000 for the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation
In its most successful event to date, Fish for a Cure’s 6thAnnual Tournament reeled in more than $230,000 for the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation. Once again, funds will directly benefit patient support for the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute – bringing Fish for a Cure’s cumulative donations to $600,000.
Anne Arundel Medical Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day
LIVING LIFE IN FULL BLOOM
The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute physicians and staff invite you and your guests to Living Life in Full Bloom: National Cancer Survivors Day.
Sunday, June 1, Noon–4pm
Have you seen our Fish for a Cure burgee flying around town? Snap a photo next time you spot one of our red and blue flags! As part of our effort to grow our social media presence, Fish for a Cure is launching a new social media campaign. Any time you see a F4AC burgee, take a photo of it and upload it to our Facebook page with the date, time, and location of your sighting.
F4AC Lands Largest-Ever Single Corporate Donation: Northrop Grumman contributes $10,000 to Just in Time for 2013 Tournament
Given Fish for a Cure’s record-setting 2013 tournament, it was only fitting that last year‘s efforts brought in the largest, single donation towards a boat: $10,000 from Northrop Grumman Corporation.
David Jenkins has participated in the Fish for a Cure Tournament for the last five years. However, this past year’s event took on a whole new meaning after David’s sister, Cheryl Anne Jenkins, passed away in July from spindle cell sarcoma, a type of connective tissue cancer.
When Keith Fraser first became involved with Fish for a Cure, he did so simply for a chance to fish in a tournament on the Chesapeake Bay. But, he quickly realized that the event was much more than a fishing tournament – it was an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer right within his own community.
Stepping up for Survivorship: A Closer Look at the DeCesaris Institute’s F4AC-Funded Survivorship Program
By 2015, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) requires organizations to implement a survivorship care plan in order to maintain accreditation. The Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) DeCesaris Cancer Institute is already well ahead of the game, pioneering survivorship care and establishing its own Survivorship Program in 2011.
Through genuine support from the community – sponsors, local businesses, families, friends, and even youth sports leagues, Fish for a Cure has continued to grow substantially over the years. From its humble beginnings as a group of friends looking to have fun on the bay, to making its $1 million pledge to the AAMC, Fish for a Cure has become a highly admired organization with its sights set on giving back to the community and taking a stand against cancer.
Attracting 44 boats, 160 anglers and 500 total participants, the 5th Annual Fish for a Cure Tournament proved to be the most successful event to date, raising $155,000 for the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation.
From lacrosse games to weddings, advocates of Fish for a Cure are always finding new and creative ways to raise donations for this worthy cause.
Paul Dettor, captain of Hullabaloo, coaches Broadneck’s junior lacrosse team. This winter, Dettor inspired his team to get involved with Fish for a Cure. Eighth-grader Ben Stoy led the team’s fundraising efforts as part of a school project, and even created a donor packet to help players track their donations.
Dubbing themselves “Lacrosse for a Cure,” the team donned pink uniforms with pink socks, and sought donations based on the number of goals scored over the course of the 10-game season.
If you live around Annapolis, Md., chances are you’ve seen some of Joe Barsin’s work: the Maryland Bay License Plate, the poster for the Eastport Yacht Club’s EYC 30th Anniversary of the Lights Parade, and the master head for the Chesapeake Bay Journal.
Barsin has also been designing Fish for a Cure’s graphics – from the logo and brochures, to T-shirts and raffle tickets – pro bono for the past three years. Since 1998, Barsin and his wife, Eva, have owned and operated their own company, JEB Design, Inc., which provides graphic design, website design and illustration services for print and online media.