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Fish For A Cure – September

Dear Friends,

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 Center’s (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 Captain’s 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 AAMC’s 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.

We already have 25 boats registered to participate in this year’s F4AC Tournament and Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge. Sign up your crew, donate to a boat, and learn more about ways you can get involved at

Mark Your Calendars

Calling all captains and anglers! The Captain’s Meeting for this year’s F4AC is just around the corner. Attendance is mandatory – one crew member from each team must be present to learn about the tournament rules and procedures. Additionally, you can pick up your Captain’s 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 AAMC’s 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 — whether it’s in-person or virtual! It doesn’t 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 Fundraising often takes a little creativity and persistence, but it’s 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!

Fair winds and following seas,