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Cast for a Cure Fishing Tournament to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Research at Children’s of Alabama

GUNTERSVILLE – The fourth annual Cast for a Cure will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lake Guntersville State Park (1155 Lodge Drive). The fishing tournament benefits cystic fibrosis research at Children’s of Alabama.

Fishing will begin at safe light (approximately 6 a.m.) with weigh-in at 3 p.m. Registration is available online at The entry fee is $150.

This year’s tournament features a grand prize of $10,000. The payout is guaranteed on 150 boats. An award of $1,000 will be given for the biggest fish. Tournament participants are also invited to a meet and greet the night before the tournament at Lake Guntersville State Park with a live concert featuring Shane Owens, food by Hunt Brothers Pizza, cornhole and door prizes.

The tournament is held in honor of Katie Von Hagel, 17, of Gardendale. Von Hagel is a junior at Gardendale High School living with cystic fibrosis, but CF hasn’t stopped her from cheerleading or making the A-B honor roll.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States. Children's of Alabama provides care for nearly 300 CF patients and families in Alabama and surrounding areas. Most patients are diagnosed with CF at birth or before the age of three. Currently, CF has no cure.

For more information about Cast for a Cure, visit or call Ronny Whaley at 205-396-0294.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at