Bobbie and I came to know several of the organizers of the Fish For A Cure fishing tournament through involvement with Joseph's (our son) youth sports teams. Whether it was at baseball, football, or basketball, we heard about the terrible toll cancer has taken on many families and the ways Fish For a Cure sponsors efforts to support cancer patients and their families. We kept planning on entering our boat, but unfortunately, life gets in the way. In the early years, the tournament conflicted with football playoffs. As a coach for the team, I had to put football ahead of fishing. Then for many years we were without a boat, so we participated with contributions to other teams. The Paquins are back on the water now and looking forward to putting some fish in the box and doing what we can to help this great cause. We are calling our team Salty Paws in honor of our beloved four legged water dogs that that love to wet their fur in the Atlantic, Chesapeake, and Magothy.
For more than a decade, the Fish For A Cure Tournament and Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge has provided transformational support of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. Every dollar raised will directly impact cancer patients and their families through a comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Program at AAMC.
Please help Salty Paws and I in our commitment to supporting cancer care in our community by making a charitable contribution to our boat and helping us to spread the word about our participation in this great cause.
Last year, more than 2,000 patients experienced above and beyond cancer care at AAMC’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. With your partnership and support of the 2019 Fish For A Cure Tournament and Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge, AAMC will be able to continue to provide these programs and services to our friends, loved ones, and neighbors in the community as they undergo cancer treatment and care.
Thank You for Your Support,