Thank you for your interest in the Friends for Hope 4th Annual Bay Fishing Tournament. 2011 was the culminating year. Since its inception, this fishing tournament has raised over $65,000 for the Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children’s Cancer & Hematology Clinic. Each year this tournament continues to grow and it doesn’t grow on its own. Its growth has come with the help of everyone in the community who supported through participation, sponsorship, donation, and volunteerism.
At the end of our 2012-2013 fiscal year, we were fortunate enough to present a check for $95,000 to the Vannie E. Cook, Jr Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic. This dedication is shown through the annual patient and family Christmas Party and the adoption of some families to provide necessities.
Friends for Hope is an organization of young adults in the upper Rio Grande Valley dedicated to helping the needs of children suffering from cancer. Friends for Hope hosts various social events in an effort to give back to our community such as the Friends for Hope Annual Benefit in the fall, various mixers, and fundraisers to promote community awareness.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014 the organization will be hosting the 4th Annual Bay Fishing Tournament at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. There will be cash prizes, awards, food, and fun.
Please join Friends for Hope in supporting the Clinic’s efforts to provide the best care and treatment available to our local children who suffer from cancer and blood disease.