Thursday, December 1

The Spencer Foundation’s 1st Annual “Fishing for a Cause” Raises Funds for Children and Families Coping with Cancer


The Spencer Foundation of Huntington, NY recently held its first annual fishing fundraiser “Fishing for a Cause” on the Captain Eddie B III out of Captree State Park, Oak Beach, NY. The Spencer Foundation wishes to thank all the participants, especially the captain and crew who made it all possible. Special thanks to KiDS NEED MoRE of Amityville, NY who joined The Spencer Foundation for this event.

Since the inception of The Spencer Foundation, they have supported KiDS NEED MoRE as a charity ally and in 2019i became a partner in providing children with a fulfilled July with laughter, learning, horseback riding and merriment daily at Saddle Rock Ranch in Middle Island, NY, with no cost to families. YES, KIDS BEING KIDS!

The first annual fishing fundraiser of The Spencer Foundation landed a catch of $1280 with 35 attendees aboard in search of fluke, while enjoying a catered early dinner. There was a lot of acton with participants catching Fluke, Sea Bass, Sea Robins, Blowfish and Weakfish. The proceeds of this event went to KiDS NEED MoRE. Jeanine Spencer, President and co-founder of The Spencer Foundation stated that evening of the event as she often has, “ that she loves partnering with KiDS NEED MoRE and feels a love and friendship between the two foundations that is unstoppable in bringing joy to children and their families dealing with cancer”.

The Spencer Foundation wishes to thank that made this event a success. Next year’s event will take place Saturday, September 11, 2021.

About The Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring Hope and a Smile to children with cancer and their families. The Spencer Foundation was founded by Jean and Jeanine Spencer who always believed in making a positive impact by their presence.

Jean found the positive in everything, even while dealing with cancer. Being the forever optimist, she believed that by living with cancer and dealing with all its challenges she would be better enabled to help others. Jean lost her long fought battle after 10 years, but during those 10 years she touched many lives with her smile and profound optimism and her ability to find sunshine in any cloudy day. Jean and Jeanine during their cancer journeys saw the fear and toll of children diagnosed with cancer. How families struggled with the heartache to endure as well as life interrupted for these young souls, so decided to create the foundation.

The symbol of The Spencer Foundation is the turtle, because cancer is a journey, so you need to take it Slow and Steady. From time to time, you will see turtles frolicking on our Facebook or Twitter Pages so watch out for them. Franklin and Tina, two of the foundations turtles were with us on the Eddie B III for our first fundraiser. It was windy that night, but they had a great time, representing the love for both foundations that night.

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