AKI Foundation’s 2012 Fish for a Cure Tournament Raises more than $150,000 for Cancer Research

In its fifth year, Annapolis-based nonprofit’s fishing tournament supports the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute
 
 
Fish for a Cure Tournament 2012
Fish for a Cure Tournament 2012
 
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Nov. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Annapolis, Md. – The AKI Foundation, a non-profit group based in Annapolis, Md., announces that its fifth annual Fish for a Cure (http://www.fishforacure.org/) Tournament has raised more than $150,000 for cancer research, treatment and care. All proceeds directly benefit the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute (http://www.aahs.org/cancer/) at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (http://www.aahs.org/).  

Held Nov. 3 at the Annapolis City Dock and Downtown Annapolis Marriott, the 2012 Fish for a Cure Tournament attracted 44 boats, 160 anglers, and 500 total participants. Many teams exceeded the goal of raising $3,000 per boat, including Sharon Boland’s Club 411/Leave it to Weaver, which raised more than $16,000 to win the tournament’s “Captain’s Challenge” fundraising competition.

“Since its inception, the Fish for a Cure Tournament has continued to grow each and every year, encouraging the community to take a stand against cancer while enjoying a day on the Chesapeake Bay,” said Greg Lilly, chairman of Fish for a Cure’s board of directors. “This year, we exceeded our fundraising goal, thanks to our dedicated members, sponsors, volunteers and donors that make the event a success.”

In 2011, Fish for a Cure made a $1 million pledge to the Breast Center in the JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

For more information about the event, to sponsor a boat or to find out how you can participate, please visit at www.fishforacure.org.

About Fish for a Cure

The AKI Foundation’s Fish for the Cure Tournament began as a recreational competition fueled by a group of friends’ love for fishing and the Chesapeake Bay. When a board member was touched by cancer, the tournament became an annual event to raise money for charitable interests focused on cancer research, treatment and care. Today, proceeds from the Fish for a Cure Tournament benefit the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. For more information about the event, please visit www.fishforacure.org or join the conversation on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fish4acure).
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