First, you register for the Fishing Against Cancer – you can start a team or join an existing team. You are also welcome to get a company or marina to sponsor your boat.
Once you register, you will receive a personal fundraising page that you can e-mail out to your friends and family, asking for donations. We ask each team to raise $1,000, but you can have up to six people on your team, so it’s very easy. Most teams raise an average of $2,000! The money you raise will provide financial assistance to cancer patients throughout Connecticut, especially the Ambassador for your location!
REEL 'EM IN!
Get ready to fish against the best, including World Record Holder for Striper, Greg Myerson! You’ll be fishing for cash and prizes, but more importantly, you will be making a difference in the lives of Connecticut cancer patients and their families.
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the money raised at the Fishing Against Cancer tournament will provide financial aid to cancer patients throughout Connecticut, especially our Ambassadors. The Ambassador is a pediatric cancer patient that will receive a large grant as a result of the event. The rest of the money will go to CT cancer patients throughout the year. The Fishing Against Cancer tournament is a great way to help hundreds of people fighting cancer in our state, while also helping some local families with a significant grant. Remember, the more you raise, the more money we will be able to give to CT cancer patients!
STEP 1: REGISTER
When you register, encourage your friends and family to join you – you are fishing to help cancer patients in Connecticut!
Start a team
Every team needs an awesome captain. Register your team with a name and a fundraising goal. Then, recruit your friends, family, and colleagues to join you. We ask each team to raise at least $1,000.
Join a team
If you know someone who has formed a team, simply click the link to join their team, set up your personal page, and start fundraising towards the goal.
STEP 2: RAISE MONEY
100% of the money you raise at the Fishing Against Cancer tournament will go to people fighting cancer in Connecticut, so set an ambitious goal. If you need help raising money, check out our fundraising tips. And we are always here to help!
The sooner you start fundraising, the more money you will raise. You will be excited to see the donations roll in and you will meet or even surpass your goal!
Donate to Yourself
Set an example and give an immediate boost to your fundraising total by making a donation to kick things off. Your registration fee will also be credited to your team’s fundraising goal.
Customize Your Fundraising Page
Your personal page is customizable, so edit it to include a personal story, picture, or video. Our experiences with cancer are deeply personal and we recommend that you share your powerful story and your reasons for fishing.
STEP 3: REEL 'EM IN!
You will never forget the way you feel at the Fishing Against Cancer tournament! Get ready to have an awesome time fishing against great fisherman, all while helping people battling this disease. The Fishing Against Cancer tournament is uplifting and inspirational.
Lines in at the Fishing Against Cancer tournament
The Captain’s Meeting will be Friday, Sept 14 at 6:00 pm at Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook. Lines in after the meeting. Fishing concludes on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Team captains start a team, recruit members to their team, and raise at least $1,000 to qualify for cash and prizes. Official Tournament Rules can be found here.
STEP 4: RECIPIENTS
100% of the money raised at the Fishing Against Cancer will help Connecticut cancer patients pay everyday living expenses, like rent, mortgage, and utilities, while they go through treatment.
Every Dollar Helps
Last year, the Fishing Against Cancer tournament raised over $25,000 in its first year! The money you raise not only provide financial help to CT cancer patients to help pay bills, but it also provides hope during a very difficult time.
Connecticut Cancer Foundation
The Connecticut Cancer Foundation was founded in 1987 to provide financial aid to CT Cancer patients. In the last 30 years, CCF has provided over $5 million in financial assistance to people fighting cancer in Connecticut. CCF has earned a highly coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator.