Each year “Fishing for a Cure” raises money for a local charity selected by employees. The charity must have a connection to a Braidwood employee and the local community. Exelon puts up the prize money and pays the cost of staging the event, allowing 100% of the money raised through boat entries and raffles to go directly to the charity. In its first 12 years, “Fishing for a Cure” has raised more than $300,000 for charity.
“Fishing for a Cure is our facility’s signature event, one that demonstrates our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Mark Kanavos. “We’re proud of our residents’ spirit of giving and their willingness to pitch in and help. As an organization dedicated to being good corporate citizens by providing safe, reliable, environmentally friendly electricity, we’re proud to sponsor this fun-filled day that helps so many in the community.”
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Braidwood Lake
Entry Fee: Sold Out
Purse: $10,000 in prize money guaranteed
Fishing for a Cure 2014 is sold out. The tournament will commence from the Braidwood Lake South Ramp. The gates open at 4:30 a.m. There will be a mandatory safety briefing for all participants at 6 a.m. the tournament will begin at appoximately 6:30 a.m.
Make a Donation
Donations are also being accepted. You can donate by sending a check or money order to:
Fishing for a Cure
Braidwood Generating Station
P.O. Box 412
Braidwood, IL 60408
Past Benefitting Charities
Past Benefiting Charities
The Beth Ann Miller Foundation in their fight against Bacterial Meningitis (2002), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2003,) the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Center (2004), the Multiple Sclerosis Society (2005), Citizens United in Research of Epilepsy (2006), the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois (2007), the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (2008), Autism Speaks (2009), Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. (2010), Wounded Heroes Foundation (2011), four Braidwood area food pantries (2012) and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois (2013).