The fifth annual Cast for a Cure fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Lake Guntersville State Park. The fishing tournament benefits cystic fibrosis research at Children’s of Alabama.

Fishing will begin at safe light (approximately 5 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.

The tournament is held in honor of Katie Von Hagel, a recent graduate of Gardendale High School living with cystic fibrosis.

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 cystic fibrosis 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. It is 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, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions.

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