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.
Jennifer McGrath, Director with husband Jim McGrath
Since then, more than 1,000 boats and 4,000 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, the founders of the event Jennifer McGrath and Christine Rinker decided to convert the event into a much greater entity – its own non-profit organization – Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust!
Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust proudly supports and has donated more than $465,000 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. Now as its own 501(c)3, Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust additionally provides direct support to those in need through its “Out of the Blue” financial assistance fund.
Proceeds from the annual Fish for a Cure events, the new Swing Fore a Cure golf tournament, and other ongoing fundraising efforts will increase and extend Bluewater Babes’ reach and 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, rent, etc. Worry abounds during treatment, these bills shouldn’t add to that.
We invite you to join us in our efforts – whether by fishing or golfing, joining in the fun and festivities of the tournaments, or simply donating to our cause. We continue to be in awe by the outpouring of support for this charity! Together we can truly make a difference for local breast and ovarian cancer patients in need!