The 2nd Annual Anglers For The Cure KDW Fishing Tournament held on August 11th and 13th, 2016 at Rybovich Superhyacht Marina was beyond what Founder/Director, Adriana Somberg, could have dreamed. The Captain's Meeting had 300 guests that included men, women and children. A true family event.
Because of our many sponsors and contributors (over 125+), I’m thrilled to report that the one night event of the Captain's Meeting with all of it's incredible Raffle and Silent Auction items, we raised over $25,000(Double from 2015) and so far for the 2016 Fiscal Year we have raised a gross amount of $67,000 (2015 $42,000). Plus, we had 67 boats register (2015 33) from as far South as Key Largo to as far North as Melbourne.
The proceeds distributed to the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Jupiter Cancer Alliance Help & Hope, Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and to the Florida Coastal Conservation Association(to protect and conserve our oceans and reefs we love so much).
Adriana founded Anglers For The Cure in memory of her husband of 29 year, Reed Somberg. He passed away in May 2014 at 59 of metastatic prostate cancer. He had his first PSA screening (blood test) at 54, it was too late, it was a very aggressive cancer. He lived a very healthy and active life…fishing, flying, hiking, cooking, kite surfing and yet he was gone before his time. Had he had this PSA screening at 50 or earlier, he’d still be by my side.
There’s been great progress in the treatment of prostate cancer in recent years however, there is still a long way to go plus, there is still the misconception that prostate cancer only effects our “grandfathers”. Anglers For The Cure’s goal is to bring awareness and educate men in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s the importance of having their PSA screening done sooner rather than later especially if they have a family history of prostate cancer or any cancer.
2016 - PUT ANGLERS FOR THE CURE ON THE MAP
2017 VENUE: RYBOVICH SUPERYACHT MARINA, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Anglers For The Cure is proud to announce we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Public Charity. A portion of donations will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to continue their research for a cure, education and most importantly increase awareness of the importance of screening.
We will also be making donations to both the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hospice of Palm Beach County and Jupiter Cancer Alliance Help & Hope, and Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Other than skin cancer, PC is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society's estimates for PC in United States for 2015:
But they won't mention the men in their 30's and 40's that are diagnosed and dying.