Bass fishing tournament to raise awareness, funds for childhood cancer happening Saturday

DECATUR, Ala. – The second annual Fishing for FAM Bass Tournament takes place this weekend and it’s all to raise money and focus on childhood cancer.

The young lady who puts him on is Mady Kelsoe. News 19 told her story last year when Mady was hoping to dance with P. Diddy on the Ellen show and it happened!

Mady is only 14 years old and is battling her fifth cancer relapse. She says this weekend’s tournament aims to break the stigma of childhood cancer and get the conversation started.

“I think it’s important because not a lot of people really talk about it and stuff, so to be able to … make sure it’s out there and be able to collect money and consciousness and stuff … I think that it really will help get the word out there, ‘said Mady.

The money will be donated to FAM or “Fighting All Monsters”. It is an organization that Mady is a part of that supports families with children facing threatening challenges, such as childhood cancer.

Mady’s mother, Ashley Kelsoe, says the organization has helped their family so well and that they want to give something back.

“Unfortunately they pay for a lot of funerals,” said Ashley. “They help with expenses, medical expenses and … you know, they just try to do anything – as much as they can – for the childhood cancer community and this is one of the reasons we want to give them back … is because they’ve done so much for us. “

Mady Kelsoe’s 2nd Annual Fishing for FAM Bass Tournament is this Saturday, May 22 at Ingall’s Harbor in Decatur. Registration is dark and early at 4:00 am with boats entering the water in safe light.

The entry fee is $ 110 per boat and $ 10 from each entry goes to a “Big Fish Split Pot”. The weigh-in is at 3 p.m.

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