In its first 16 years, "Fishing for a Cure" has raised more than $500,000 for charity. This has been accomplished through the dedication of Braidwood Station volunteers and the generosity of our employees and contractors. This year's event will be held May 12 and will support the Chicago Area Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Grab a pole and push out from shore for Exelon's 17th annual Fishing for a Cure fundraiser, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Braidwood Generating Station's cooling lake in Braceville, IL. Teams (two anglers per team) will compete for some impressive cash prizes totaling $10,000. First place will reel in $4,000, and second and third place win $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Those who finish in the top 10 also win cash.
The entirety of the proceeds from the $150-per-boat entry fee, raffles and silent auctions will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps millions of families with sick children as they seek medical care away from home. This year's donation to Ronald McDonald House will be designated for the organization's Chicago area chapter.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) helps millions of families of sick children deal with the financial strain of seeking medical attention away from home. There are hundreds of Ronald McDonald House facilities and Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms in hospitals where families can stay as a child seeks medical care.