Born out of a love for fishing, the courage to fight and an understanding of the powerful nature of women working together, Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure was founded in 2009 as Palm Beach County's first all-female fishing tournament dedicated to raising money for local breast and ovarian cancer patients in financial need.
Since then, more than 350 boats and 1,500 female anglers have joined together to celebrate loved ones, often themselves, who have bravely fought and won the battle against these diseases and to remember and honor those whom they lost.
So much more than fishing, Bluewater Babes has grown steadily year after year and in 2013 tournament organizers decided to convert the event into a much greater entity – its own non-profit organization – Bluewater Babes.
Bluewater Babes proudly supports and has donated over $175,000 to long-standing local charities Cancer Alliance for Help and Hope, H.O.W. – Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper and the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. Yet now as its own 501(c)3, the nonprofit Bluewater Babes is proud to announce we will also provide direct support to those in need through its "Out of the Blue" financial assistance fund.
Proceeds from both the annual Fish for a Cure events and ongoing fundraising efforts will increase and extend Bluewater Babes' reach to provide much needed help for those in need in our own community.
Medical bills often leave patients strapped to pay for the basic essentials: car payments, electric and water bills or even the rent. Worry abounds during treatment, these bills shouldn't add to that.
We invite you to join us in our efforts – whether by fishing, joining in the fun and festivities of the tournament or simply donating to our cause. Together we can truly make a difference for local cancer patients in need!