Community Partner Highlight: Bluewater Babes

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.

So much more than fishing, Bluewater Babes has grown steadily year after year and in 2013, organizers decided to convert the event into a much greater entity - its own non-profit organization - Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust.

Bluewater Babes proudly supports and has donated over $365,000 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 public charity, Bluewater Babes also provides 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 help for those in need in our own community.

This year, Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure will also donate a portion of it’s proceeds to the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. This is the first and only program of its kind in Palm Beach County to receive full accreditation by the American College of General Surgeons. The program also honors the courage and dedication of the late news anchor in her high-profile battle against breast cancer.

"Bluewater Babes provides 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 help for those in need in our own community." - Jennifer McGrath, Director of Bluewater Babes

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