Giving Back

I am supporting cancer research through the establishment of Fishing Cures, a 501(c)3 organization that sponsors annual charity fishing tournaments. If your organization is interested in sponsoring such a tournament, contact me. We are very good at organizing them.

Guiding Principles

During one of our regular Cabo fishing trips, my brother Tom suggested we fish in a tournament to benefit leukemia research. He was rather insistent so a bunch of us decided to enter with him. While none of us won, it was a great day out on the water with my brother. After we returned from Cabo, I gave the tournament little thought until less than a year later when my brother died. It was then that I learned he was suffering from early-stage leukemia and his insistence that we fish in the tournament made more sense. So we started the Tom’s Team tournament in honor of Tom: doing two things he loved most – raising money for a worthy cause and trying to catch the big one.

Where I’ve had an impact

I founded Fishing Cures, organized an annual charity fishing tournament in Cabo san Lucas. Teams have been sponsored, fishermen signed up, donations and pledges received. We are well on our way to delivering a big donation to the a researcher at Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Center. Want to help out? Donate Now! Any amount will be put to good use.


I have formed a board of directors that is intimately involved in our success. A major law firm has set up Fishing Cures pro bono. A website development company has done the same for our website. Other companies and individuals have donated their time and resources. We have organized the first annual Tom’s Team fishing tournament and made all the arrangements in Cabo. As a result, virtually all of the funds were raise will go to the Moores Center. No salaries, minimal expenses. To date we have raised nearly $20,000 to be donated to the Moores Cancer Research Center at the University of California, San Diego. In a world where charitable tendencies are under pressure, we are succeeding.

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