Fishin' For The Cure
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is pleased to partner with Fishin' For The Cure to fund pediatric cancer research. Fishin' For The Cure was founded by Matthew Ross Siegle in 2008, five years after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Matt's mission was to find a cure for childhood cancer, and Fishin' For The Cure has raised nearly $40,000 for the Intitiative's Research Grants Program.
The 'Fishin' For The Cure' Tournament
August 18, 2012 at Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana
The fifth annual Fishin' For The Cure Tournament took place on August 18th at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana. This was a Walleye and Pike event, with cash prizes awarded to the top teams. Following the benefit, an awards ceremony and BBQ were held at Rock Creek Marina. A "Be Brave and Shave" event was also held. Participants gathered donations from sponsors and then shave their heads to help raise funding and awareness for childhood cancer.
About the Initiative
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative works to award sarcoma research grants to expert investigators around the world. Sarcomas make up about 15% of children's cancers, and research is critical to improving the lives of these children and their families. The Initiative maintains an extremely low overhead of 2-3% per year. Thus, 97-98% of the funds we receive go directly to support sarcoma research.