Dear friends and family,
As many of you know, in June 2018, we lost my mother-in-law, Carolyn Curley, to ovarian cancer. She fought an incredible fight with the help of the doctors and nurses at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Because of this experience, and because of how lucky my wife, Shannon, and I feel to have Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in our community, I want to ask you to support us in raising money through a fishing tournament, Fish for a Cure to support the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at AAMC.
Thank you to all of you who have supported us and AAMC through this tournament the past few years! For those of you who don’t know the story, when Carolyn was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in August of 2016, Carolyn and her husband, Pat, were living between upstate New York and Florida. With all three of their children – and eight grandchildren – in the Annapolis/DC area, they decided she would receive treatment here. Carolyn’s doctor at Johns Hopkins immediately suggested she connect her with Dr. Barry Meisenberg at AAMC to partner in her care. We are so grateful to Dr. Meisenberg and Jude Davis (the nurse navigator) who led the team as well as Dr. Avedis Meneshian among others at AAMC.
Carolyn and Pat stayed down in Maryland with all of us throughout her treatments. She was lucky enough to ring the bell (signifying the end of chemo) and enjoy seven months of remission before the cancer returned. Throughout Carolyn’s care, Shannon constantly talked about the kindness of the team providing hope when they needed it, but also their willingness to have challenging conversations with Carolyn and the family and supporting them along the way. As a result of that experience, we feel an enormous sense of gratitude for the doctors and nurses in the the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at AAMC.
Carolyn grew up on the St. Lawrence River among many avid fishermen. She taught all of her eight grandchildren how to fish off of her dock (as well as her two son-in-laws!) We are excited to continue this tribute to “Gram” by giving back and helping others going through similar challenges.
If you are interested in supporting us and Fish for a Cure, please click on the link below:
Donations of any amount will make a difference.
Thank you so much for your support!
Founding Partner, CEO