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Join Fishin’ For The Cure To Help Put An End To Childhood Cancer

Fishin' for the Cure is an organization that aims to build public awareness of childhood cancer and raise funds to support childhood cancer research.

There are hundreds of thousands of patients struggling with childhood cancer across the world, and Montana and North Dakota are home to some of these cases.

To make a difference, a young osteosarcoma hero’s dream of Fishin’ for the Cure was born. Matthew Siegle heroically fought his cancer for seven years before he lost his battle, however his family is determined to help find a cure so no other children have to go through this.

Through their non-profit group, Fishin’ for the Cure, they try to raise money to go towards finding a cure. Matthew’s mother, Lynnette Siegle, said, “Our goal is to cure childhood cancer one lake at a time.”

The organization is very hopeful that they can help bring an end to childhood cancer.

Fishin’ for the Cure has held annual fishing tournaments in Montana since 2008. North Dakota also has a tournament at Lake Sakakawea.

Funds raised goes toward research of new and promising treatments, specifically for childhood cancer. Each year’s events have been supported by roughly 200 gracious participants and more than 20 fishing teams — all to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

“With your support, Fishin’ for the Cure continues on its quest to help find treatments for childhood cancer,” said Siegle. “We are very pleased that last year over $41,000 [was raised] and this year we are striving to surpass that amount to help reach our goal to one day have a world where no child has to suffer from the painstaking battle of cancer.”

To help in the quest to find a cure, register to fish in the derby which will be held Aug. 6 at Fort Peck Lake's Rock Creek Marina. Or you can also choose to help sponsor the event, make a donation and/or volunteer to help at the event. Visit www.fishinforthecure. com or call Jane Jarvis, Montana tournament coordinator, at 406-989-1256 for more information.

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