Fish For A Cure (F4AC) is a fishing tournament and fundraising challenge that makes waves in cancer care in our community. We raise funds by hosting an annual fishing tournament on the Chesapeake Bay, followed by a Shore Party at the South Annapolis Yacht Centre, official tournament home.
The Fish For A Cure (F4AC) Tournament, Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge, and Shore Party has raised more than $4.5 million over the last 16 years to support the Cancer Survivorship Program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (LHAAMC) Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.
It’s more than just a competition. There are many ways to get involved! Do you like to fish? Register a boat and participate in the tournament! Want to make an impact? Attend the Shore Party! Can’t make it to the event? Donate! Charitable gifts of all sizes support cancer care for patients and their families in our community. We are so grateful for your support. Learn more at www.fishforacure.org.
Thanks to your generosity and dedication to this fishing and fundraising event, the 16th annual Fish For A Cure (F4AC), Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge, and Shore Party raised over $575,000 this year to support the Cancer Survivorship program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Centerâs Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.
The Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge winners are:
Captain Brad Walsh
$144,208.13 â a fundraising record!
Captain Steve Morgan
$127,420.57 â a fundraising record!
Alternating Currents â Heller Electric
Captain Brian Heller
Among the top 10 teams include:
Alltackle Fishing Team
Captain Keith Fraser
Captains Ken and Jen Scaturro
Blue Jay â Unreleasable
Captain Greg Lilly
Captain Steve Wagner
Captain David Jenkins
Susanâs Boys/Fightinâ Fishinâ Lovinâ Everyday â First Home Mortgage
Captain Matt Baden
Banana Bullship â Bad Monkey Electric
Captain Steve Gill
The Tournament winners include:
Top 10 3 Rockfish Stringer:
PYY Fishing â 91.5â
Sonar Kings â 79.75â (Tiebreaker)
Team Junebug on the Sporting Wood -79.75â
Blind Squirrel Fishing Team â 79â
Reel Ridiculous â 78.875â
Riggâd Up â 77.5â
Alternating Currents â 77.5â
Reel Counsel â 77â
Lady Jen â 75.5â
Chasin Tail – 75.25 (Tie Breaker)
Slam, Perch, Invasive Species
Our exclusive F4AC Tournament t-shirts are our way of saying thank you to event participants and those who generously gave a donation of $125 or more towards a boat competing in the 2022 Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge. T-shirts will be mailed the first week of December, so keep an eye on your mailbox for your F4AC swag.
Also, there is still time to support the Junior Board’s fundraising efforts for Fish For A Cure by purchasing a sweatshirt. All sales are final today on Nov. 11! Sweatshirts will ship in December.
We look forward to another great day spent on the Chesapeake Bay competing for biggest fish and most funds raised with Fish For A Cure (F4AC) on Saturday, Nov. 5. We want to share a few important updates with you as we are just days away from this yearâs F4AC Tournament, Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge, and Shore Party!
Deadline for F4AC Boat Registration â Monday, Oct. 31
The deadline for registration for F4AC 2022 is Monday, Oct. 31. Donât get left dockside â register your boat and anglers today! We will need to know who is definitely fishing from your crew so that we can help upload your teamâs information into the iAngler app.
Captainâs Meeting â Wednesday, Nov. 2
Mark your calendars â the F4AC Captainâs Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 5-9 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park, located at 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD. Please find parking information here.
Attendance is mandatory â one crew member from each team must be present to learn about the tournament rules and procedures. Just a reminder that F4AC is now a âCatch and Releaseâ tournament for striped bass. Weâre not only fishing for a good cause, but also helping to sustain the striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, you can pick up your captainâs buckets and F4AC signature t-shirts at this meeting.
Tournament and Shore Party â Saturday, Nov. 5
Celebrate the completion of the 2022 F4AC tournament and giving season at the Shore Party at the South Annapolis Yacht Center (SAYC), located at 750 Boucher Ave., Annapolis, MD. There will be live music, a buffet-style dinner, and an open bar. Tournament winners and awards will be announced from 4-5 p.m. prior to the Shore Party from 5-9 p.m. Buy tickets to the Shore Party today! Valet parking is available at SAYC on a first come, first served basis.
Deadline for Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge â Saturday, Nov. 5
We want to say thanks to all of you for making headway in the Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge. The deadline for donations is 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and every dollar makes a difference for the Cancer Survivorship program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (LH AAMC) Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. Check out this yearâs standings and help us raise bucks for boats!
Support The Junior Board â Purchase a Sweatshirt!
The F4AC Junior Board assumes a leadership role in supporting the F4AC Board and LLH AAMC Foundation by raising funds and promoting the F4AC tournament.
Support the Junior Board’s F4AC fundraising efforts in the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge by purchasing a sweatshirt today! All sales are final on Nov. 11. Sweatshirts will ship in December 2022.
Keep an eye on your inbox and stay social with us throughout the week for special messages from our friends of F4AC, tournament updates, and more. Tag us in your social media posts and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Have questions? Contact email@example.com.
Thank you for being part of F4AC as we celebrate 16 years of casting a net of support for our friends, loved ones, and neighbors in the community receiving cancer treatment and care. Our ripple effect is stronger together!
We officially kick off Fish For A Cure (F4AC) 2022 and celebrate our steadfast history of support of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Luminis Heath Anne Arundel Medical Centerâs (LH AAMC) Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. Thanks to you, over that last 15 years, we have raised nearly $4 millon for this life-changing care program with our F4AC Tournament, Paul C. Dettor Captainâs Challenge, and Shore Party.
Now more than ever, our continued commitment as captains, anglers, corporate partners, and friends of F4AC touch the lives of thousands of patients and their families undergoing a cancer diagnosis and treatment in our community. Because of your partnership, LH AAMCâs oncology team is able to provide a lifeline of compassionate support for all those who need it.
Don’t Miss The Boat
Join our collective effort in making a splash in cancer care for our friends, loved ones, and neighbors. Your support makes stories of survivorship possible.
Calling all captains and anglers! The Captain’s Meeting for this yearâs F4AC is just around the corner. Attendance is mandatory â one crew member from each team must be present to learn about the tournament rules and procedures. Additionally, you can pick up your Captainâs buckets and F4AC signature t-shirts at this meeting.
What: Captain’s Meeting When: Wednesday, November 2 Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, located at 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD 21403
Also, celebrate the completion of the 2022 F4AC giving season at the Shore Party where there will be live music, a buffet-style dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds will support the Cancer Survivorship Program at LH AAMCâs Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute and its vital programs that directly benefit cancer patients. Buy tickets to the Shore Party today!
What: Shore Party When: Saturday, November 5 Where: South Annapolis Yacht Centre, located at 750 Boucher Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403 *Parking and transportation details to follow
Join the Fundraising Competition
As a fishing and fundraising competition among friends, we encourage you to build on the anticipation and hype by pairing your fundraising efforts for your boat with an event â whether itâs in-person or virtual! It doesnât have to be large or expensive, but people are much more likely to get involved if they have something to look forward to. If you are hosting an event and would like for us to spread the word, please contact Melissa Bowen, F4AC board member, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fundraising often takes a little creativity and persistence, but itâs vitally important to the F4AC mission and know that your effort will make a big difference.
Thank you for being part of Fish For A Cure as we celebrate 16 years of casting a net of support for our friends, loved ones, and neighbors in the community receiving cancer treatment and care. Tag us in your social media posts and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Our ripple effect is stronger together!
This year, F4AC is a âCatch and Releaseâ tournament for striped bass. This philosophy helps to sustain the striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay. No fish are brought in to be measured. The winners are determined from the digital photos of the fish taken next to the official 2022 F4AC ruler. Learn more about the tournament rules.
How To Register Your Boat For F4AC 2022
Boat registration includes t-shirts, and the deadline to register is Oct. 31, 2022. Whether you are new to F4AC or have participated in every tournament, you will need to fill out your information and t-shirt size on our new website. View this step-by-step guide on how to register your boat and your crew.
Itâs More Than Just A Competition
F4AC has raised more than $4 million over the past 15 years to support the Cancer Survivorship program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Centerâs (LH AAMC) Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.
LH AAMC programs that are donor funded provide social, emotional, physical, and psychological support for patients and families as they navigate treatment and recovery from illness. Your charitable gifts toward F4AC provide more than 2,000 of our friends, loved ones, and neighbors experiencing the unique challenges of a cancer diagnosis with access to critically needed psychosocial services, including nurse navigation, nutrition counseling, psychosocial well-being, and oncology rehabilitation services.