The Captain’s Lady, a 70 foot open fishing boat, will host Hooked on a Cure, a weeklong fishing tournament in Bowers Beach to raise funds for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). The tournament will begin on Sunday, August 12 and conclude on Sunday, August 19 when the Captain’s Lady will take a final voyage with a special cruise, honoring survivors of cancer.
Captain of the ship, Bob Trowbridge wanted to do something in support of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition after his friend and one of the Captain’s Lady’s helping hands, Mary Ewing, was diagnosed with breast cancer last July. Trowbridge describes Mary as a very caring, strong individual that every one loves to be around.
“As we started taking cruises on the Captain’s Lady last spring, Mary was always there to help,” commented Captain Trowbridge. “She would take it upon herself to help out wherever she could, never expecting anything in return.”
Now in remission, Mary had a lumpectomy, Mastectomy and four treatment of radiation to remove the cancer. Being the strong women that she is, Mary comments that her cancer was “bad, but I expected a lot worse.”
Mary is thankful for the friends and family that she was able to talk with during the recovery process and believes that the DBCC offers the same support for other individuals coping with diagnoses, treatment and recovery from cancer. In addition to Community Breast Health Education Programs, DBCC offers Peer Support Mentor Programs, the Mobile Mammography Van and education on free programs from the Delaware Health and Social Services that prevent, test for and treat cancer.
The Hooked on a Cure Tournament and Survivors Cruise will also kick off DBCC’s Nurture with Nature program where Breast Cancer survivors have the opportunity to come together at locations like Killen’s Pond State Park to experience nature and the peacefulness it has to offer. The Nurture with Nature program is a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature through hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding and walking. Unique from the traditional support group, Nurture with Nature takes women out of meeting rooms and brings them to the great outdoors to enhance their level of camaraderie and support for each other.
The Hooked on a Cure fishing boat will leave from the dock at JP’s Wharf in Bowers Beach each day, between Sunday, August 12 and Sunday, August 19, at 7am and return each day at 2:30 pm. Participants will fish on the Delaware Bay for flounder, croakers, and trout. There is a $10 tournament entry fee and it costs $50 per day to fish. Fishing poles can be rented for $5 a day with bait included. There will be prizes for the top three finishers and awards will be presented on Sunday, August 19 after the boat docks.
On the last day of the tournament the Captain’s Lady will take a final voyage for a special “Think Pink” Survivors’ Cruise at 7pm. The cruise is free for all breast cancer survivors and families and friends are welcome to join for a donation. All donations will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Light fare will be provided and BYOB is permitted. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for the cruise please contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ewing at 302-335-8424. This event is weather permitting and the rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 26. For more information about the Captain’s Lady, please visit www.captainsladycharters.com.