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february, 2020

15feb12:00 pm3:00 pmFishing For The Cure Ice Fishing Challenge12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Contact Person: Nancy Waldorf at nwaldorf@alexandriaindustries.com or Robbie Betterman at rbetterman@alexandriaindustries.com

Derby Name

Fishing For The Cure Ice Fishing Challenge

Name of Lake/Pond

Smith Lake (Douglas County, Minn.)


Douglas County, Minn.

Contact Person

Nancy Waldorf at nwaldorf@alexandriaindustries.com or Robbie Betterman at rbetterman@alexandriaindustries.com


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

State Location


Derby Information



I Have Cancer

When a colleague was diagnosed with cancer, a small group of employees were the first to hear his bad news. They were eating lunch when he stepped away to take a phone call. When he returned, he said, “I have cancer.”
It is tough to wrap your head around such news. It would be worse to hear that someone you love – your spouse, child, friend – has cancer.


Make a Difference

The employees of Alexandria Industries support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life to help find a cure for cancer. Through various fundraisers over the years, they have donated thousands of dollars to support cancer research, and education on early detection and prevention.



Ten years ago, a small team of employees whose loved-ones lost their battle with cancer, created a fun, family friendly ice fishing tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The first “Fishing for the Cure” tournament hosted 112 contestants, netted $620, and donated all the money to the ACS\’s Relay For Life. As the years pass by, the tournament grew, bringing together people from across Minnesota, and beyond, to fish for the cure. Last year, the tournament had 1,351 fishing contestants, including 218 kids under 12 years of age.


The 2018 tournament raised $57,500, surpassing the committee’s goal of $50,000.


It Takes a Village to Fish

The ice fishing event\’s success comes from the support of a growing list of individuals, customers, community, and business partners. Year after year, roughly 75 sponsors donate prizes and in-kind services to help find a cure for cancer. Fishing for the Cure is a great way to enjoy a cold winter day creating warm memories with families and friends.


Join the Fun


If you are interested in supporting the event in anyway, contact Nancy Waldorf at nwaldorf@alexandriaindustries.com or Robbie Betterman at rbetterman@alexandriaindustries.com.


If you’re interested in contributing to the event, donations are tax deductible. Items can include logo’d company-wear, household goods, fishing gear, gift cards or other items of your choosing. Cash gifts go directly to Relay For Life.


We also need volunteers to help tackle the tournament logistics.


We can fight this battle together. If you or someone you know and love has cancer, join us to help make a difference by raising money for more research and finding a cure for cancer.