Alexandria Industries' Fishing For the Cure reels in record-breaking $125,000
“With overwhelming community support and the eagerness of volunteers, this year’s event proves that a small team can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer,” said Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries.
ALEXANDRIA — Alexandria Industries surpassed its $100,000 goal to fight against cancer.
According to a release from the company, a record-breaking $125,000 was raised through its 16th annual Fishing For the Cure ice fishing challenge on Feb. 18 — an event for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Douglas County. This is the most the event has raised.
“With overwhelming community support and the eagerness of volunteers, this year’s event proves that a small team can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer,” said Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries in the release. “Tournament goers will tell you this event is a one-of-a-kind experience in how great it feels to join together with others for a day of fishing and fun, while positively impacting people's lives. One day we hope to live in a world without cancer.”
A total of 1,564 people attended the event — its highest turnout so far. The previous record-breaking year was in 2020 with 1,436 attendees.
The money provides transportation, lodging and co-pay assistance for those battling cancer and funding for medical research.
A small group of Alexandria Industries’ employees started the Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge back in 2007 with the goal to make a difference in the fight against cancer. A total of 112 people attended and $620 was raised during the first event.
For more details go to www.fishingforthecure.net , or on Facebook by searching "Fishing for the Cure."