OCTOBER 7-13, 2017

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VISION

"EVERY CATCH COUNTS"

MISSION

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS BATTLING BREAST CANCER THROUGH FISHING, FUN, AND FELLOWSHIP.

About

FISHIN' FOR A CURE IS A NON-PROFIT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION WITH EVENTS BASED IN EMERALD ISLE, NC. THE GOAL OF FISHIN' FOR A CURE IS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION AS WELL AS FIGHTING TO FIND A CURE FOR WOMEN’S CANCERS. 

HISTORY

FISHIN' FOR A CURE WAS CREATED IN 2013. ORIGINALLY, FISHIN' FOR A CURE BEGAN WITH A SMALL GROUP OF WOMEN WHO WANTED TO TAKE THEIR FRIEND, RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANGER, FISHING. OVER TIME THE GROUP OF SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS GREW AND GREW.

IN ITS FIRST YEAR AS FISHIN' FOR A CURE, THE ORGANIZATION RAISED OVER $21,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. SINCE 2013, WE HAVE RAISED OVER $290,000. THE KAY YOW CANCER FUND, FRIENDS for an EARLIER BREAST CANCER TEST (earlier.org) AND THE CARTERET HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION HAVE BEEN RECIPIENTS OF THESE FUNDS. IN 2014, FISHIN’ FOR A CURE ESTABLISHED A HOPE FUND. THIS MONEY IS EARMARKED SPECIFICALLY FOR CANCER PATIENTS WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE DURING THEIR JOURNEY.

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