Pediatric Cancer survivor, Carson Kale, will get the surprise of his life when he heads out for a fishing expedition this Friday. One of his idols, professional bass angler, Shane Lineberger will greet Carson at the dock, and they’ll spend the day together trying to catch the “big one.”
The two will be introduced at 8:00 a.m., at Beatties Ford Access, in Denver, N.C., as part of Craig Price’s Fishing for Cures tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society. Price is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement and began this fishing tournament six years ago. He has been a longtime supporter of the American Cancer Society and is happy to use his talent as a fishing guide as a great way for him to give back.
Carson’s parents can hardly wait for their son Carson to meet Shane. “It will be such a surprise, Carson watches all of his YouTube videos,” says his mother Alice Kale. “Two years ago, we bought Carson a john boat, and he has been fishing daily ever since.”
Carson’s parents share that their now 16-year old son has just gotten his driver’s license. “We weren’t sure that day would ever come,” says Alice. When Carson was eight, he was diagnosed with Astrocytoma, a type of tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. “We thought he had Strep throat,” recalls his father Brandon, also a twelve-year kidney cancer survivor. “When we took him to our pediatrician, he surprised us by ordering an MRI. We were so blessed the doctors caught it early.”
Dr. Scott Waite at Levine Children’s Hospital operated on Carson to remove the brain tumor. Alice is so thankful for the wonderful doctors and nurses at LCH and recalls, “Carson was a trooper and when he woke from brain surgery his first question was, ‘can I still play football?’”
American Cancer Society Executive Director Western North Carolina and South Carolina says, “Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. The American Cancer Society is deeply committed to making continued advances that will improve outcomes for childhood cancers. We provide millions of dollars to cancer research through multiple grants. As of March 1, 2020, we are supporting 60 active, multi-year research grants, for a total of $34 million, specific to childhood cancer.”
Learn more about what the American Cancer Society is doing to save lives and prevent suffering at every age and every stage at cancer.org/childhood.
Photo Opp: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8:00a.m., Shane Lineberger Professional Bass Angler to fish with Pediatric Cancer Survivor, Carson Kale.
Beatties Ford Access, in Denver will be the boat access launch area.
The following day don’t miss the fun at the Outdoor Shore Party event, Saturday, October 24, 4:00-7:00pm at Latitudes, Highway 16 in Denver, NC. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Tickets are $20 each, includes BBQ, Music by the Barkley Brothers Band, Silent Auction, 50/50 drawing, and some great prizes. Get your tickets here for the Shore Party at FishingForCures.org and for more information call 704.996.0946 or email@example.com
To get involved in local efforts with the American Cancer Society, visit RelayForLife.org to find your nearest location.
About the American Cancer Society: American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org