How does Fish For A Cure (F4AC) partner with the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation?

Thanks to the generous support over the last 16 years from our captains, anglers, sponsors, and community partners like you, we have grown the F4AC Tournament and Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge to a grand scale. To help us keep this ever-growing fishing tournament and Shore Party running ship-shape, we have recruited the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC) Foundation. Our F4AC Board crew is still very involved with this special event, but the LHAAMC team plays an integral role.

Is F4AC a registered 501(c)(3)?

F4AC is an event run in partnership with Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, which is a registered nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID is: 52-1331298. If you need a copy of our letter of certification, mission statement or W-9, please email

How do I register my boat? Can I use the same information as last year?

Visit the registration page to register your boat online. You can use the same email address and password as previous years. If you received a notification that your email is already associated with another account, then you may already have a Classy account because another organization you support uses Classy. You can try logging in or resetting your password if needed. If you have any questions about boat registration or customizing your personal boat fundraising page, please call 443-481-4799 or email .

How much does it cost to register a boat?

It costs $500 to register your boat, yourself, and up to three anglers. Additional anglers can be added to your boat and the F4AC Shore Party for a fee of $150 per person. The deadline for boat registration for the 2024 F4AC Tournament is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2024.

I am a sponsor. How do I register the boat included in my sponsorship?

Email for the sponsor code.

May I write a check instead of donating online?

Yes. To send donations by check, please use the address below. If you are making a donation to a boat, please write the check out to LHAAMC Foundation and include the boat name in the memo line.

LHAAMC Foundation, Fish For A Cure
2000 Medical Parkway
Belcher Pavilion, Suite 604
Annapolis Maryland 21401

How can I honor a loved one through F4AC?

To give a gift in memory of someone, we ask that donations be made to benefit F4AC’s cause of supporting the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at LHAAMC. Your gift may be made payable to LHAAMC Foundation. On the memo line of the check write In memory/honor of (include name). Please mail contributions to LH AAMC Foundation, 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Suite 604, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

If you choose to make your gift online, select the option, Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone, and provide the full name and email address for the individual that you like to be notified of this gift.

What if I have questions about getting my boat set-up on the F4AC website? I got through the registration process, but now I’d like to personalize my boat and team page.

If your kids can’t fix it for you, please email

What is the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

The Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is a fundraising competition that comprises of the Legends League and Open League. The captains will need to put together some information and pictures of their team/boat to be shared on your customized boat fundraising page. This page can then be forwarded to friends and family to generate donations to F4AC.

In order for the F4AC Board to announce the winner of the Paul C. Dettor Captains Challenge during the Shore Party, the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge will officially close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 4. No additional online donations will count towards any boat’s final fundraising numbers at this point. However, charitable gifts to F4AC can still be made during and after the event and are much appreciated.

Do I have to participate in the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

Participation isn’t mandatory, but it is expected. This is a tournament aimed at raising funds for cancer survivorship programs. The Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is the best way to increase exposure for the event and an excellent vehicle for raising as much money as possible for a fantastic cause. Plus, the competition to win the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge will be fierce and is a lot of fun – you may regret not participating!

What information do I need to put together for my team’s Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge page?

You will need to put together a short biography for the team. Include things like why you chose to participate, what the tournament means to you, what your goals are, how much you intend to raise, how you intend to crush your competition – adding a picture or two would be great! There will be examples of other captains’ pages for you to refer to and other resources containing all kinds of tips and templates to make the process as easy as possible.

When is the fundraising deadline for the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

The deadline for donations to be applied to boats competing in the 2024 Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2024. Donations can be made via online credit card, cash, and checks. The winning boat with the most funds raised in the Captain’s Challenge will be announced at the F4AC Shore Party event during the Captain’s Challenge announcement, which will take place at the Safe Harbor Marina from 4-9 p.m. on November 4.

Donations can be made online or mailed to the LHAAMC Foundation office at 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Suite 604, Annapolis, MD 21401. If you have any questions, please contact the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation office at 443-481-4799 or for further details. Any checks received in the mail after close of business Friday, November 3 will not be applied towards the 2024 Captain’s Challenge standings but will support the Cancer Survivorship Program at LHAAMC. Please make checks payable to LHAAMC Foundation and include the boat name in the memo line.

When and what is the Captain’s Meeting?

Why is attendance at the Captain’s Meeting mandatory?

Only one member of each crew is expected to attend, and we need to know who is fishing! Plus, this is our opportunity to make sure all captains understand the rules of the tournament and have been given their packets and swag.

When will I receive my F4AC t-shirt?

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