Fishing 4 a Cure 4 ALS Bass Tournament 2017

by | Oct 3, 2017 | Bass Fishing, Community, County News, Cullman, Cullman Tonight, Images, Interviews, People, Sports, Videos, Walker

Danny Harris was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) back on April 28, 2011.

This condition is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Danny and his family members are courageous fighters and proactive optimists.

For the last 6 1/2 years, the Harris family and their ever-widening circle of supporters have worked tirelessly to bring awareness about ALS to Cullman County.

Fishing 4 a Cure 4 ALS is the name of their group. It was founded in honor of Danny. They host an annual bass fishing fundraiser as well as an annual vendor and crafts fair in the Spring.

This year marked the fourth iteration of the Fishing 4 a Cure 4 ALS Bass Tournament.

The goal of the fishing tournament was to create awareness and raise money for finding a cure for ALS and minimizing day-to-day care issues involved with the condition.

The following video featuring Mark and Diane Harris explains all things in great detail:

Big money was also involved.

The first place winners received a cash payout of $5,000.

Here is the full list of winners:

Sponsored by local nonprofit Fishing 4 a Cure 4ALS, Saturday’s tournament will be held at the Smith Lake Dam launch near Jasper. Registration began Saturday at 4 a.m. culminating with a weigh-in at 3 p.m.

ALS is a rare, currently incurable and complex degenerative disease that affects the human nervous system, specifically the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord.

For more information on this tournament and the group’s future endeavors, you can contact Marc Harris at 256-338-1618 or at .

You will want to check out their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/fishingforacure4als.

Fishing 4 a Cure 4 ALS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working with the Alabama chapter of the ALS Association, and all proceeds from their events are put toward patient care and medical research.

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Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.