Local Fishing Event Helps Breast Cancer Patients

The South Padre Island Walk for Women Fishing Tournament not only brings the community together for an exciting afternoon of competitive fishing, it also raises money for women dealing with breast cancer. The 8th annual Walk for Women event took place Sept. 28.

The three-day event raises funds with a casino night, walk and fishing tournament. Each angler participating in the event must pay a $60 entry fee, and prizes were given for the largest catches. Attendees could also purchase attire and collectables to raise money.

"We give money to women who have breast cancer and need financial assistance," Cheryl Hill, president of South Padre Island Walk for Women, told the Brownsville Herald. "We don't want them to have to choose between paying their electric bill and getting chemotherapy, buying groceries or getting a mammogram."

Attendees were entertained with live music and entertainment, while local food was served as well. The tight-knit community enjoyed the afternoon of fun and fundraising for a good cause. With Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, cities across the country are holding fundraising events to battle the disease at home.

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