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F4AC 2020- We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

Dear Friends of F4AC,

It’s finally here! Our Fish For A Cure fleet takes to the water tomorrow with hopes of reeling in not only the biggest fish but raising the most donations of all sizes for the Cancer Survivorship Program at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.

This has been an unprecedented year, but because of you, our captains, anglers, and community partners, F4AC continues to have a ripple effect in providing care for patients and their families undergoing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Survivorship team shares how your generosity makes an impact.

“We strive to treat every patient as if they were one of own family members. We are deeply thankful for F4AC for continuing to help provide us with the tools to provide that level of care.”
-Teresa Putscher, Oncology Nurse Navigator

Thanks to your commitment in 2020, we have:

  • 65 boats registered
  • More than 230 captains and anglers participating
  • More than 50 local businesses partnering with F4AC to make this event possible

In the true spirit of competition however, our crews are going full throttle to make as big of a splash in cancer care as they can with the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge and ever dollar makes a difference. There is still time to get involved with F4AC 2020 by:

  • Making a donation to a boat to support the Captain’s Challenge
  • Tuning in to the F4AC virtual Shore Party on Saturday, November 7th

If you would like to drop off a donation to support F4AC in person, a member of the AAMC Foundation team will be available from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, November 7th to collect contributions towards the 2020 Captain’s Challenge. Drop offs can be made at 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, 1st floor, F4AC Atrium.

On behalf of all of us, we thank you. We look forward to sharing tournament highlights, on the water photos, and celebrating another incredible F4AC season with you throughout the day tomorrow. For more information or questions, visit or email

Fair winds and following seas,

The F4AC Crew