A local Connecticut teen from Hebron joined the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® in the local fight against breast cancer. Dylan Wawruck raised money through a very unique idea: fishing. During the 2013 fishing season he raised more than $2,300 for Komen Connecticut.
Dylan, age 13, loves fishing with his dad. When his grandmother started her second battle with breast cancer he knew he needed to do something to help. Wawruck began Hooked for a Cure as a way to raise money and awareness for the thousands of women who are affected by breast cancer every year in Connecticut.
“The idea came to me while I was fishing with my dad,” said Wawruck. “I thought it would be a great idea to raise money for someone I love by doing something I love.”
Wawruck asked people to sponsor the fish he caught during the 2013 fishing season (April to December). His original goal was to catch 100 fish. Dylan far exceeded that goal by catching 372 fish and raising $2,355.68 for Komen Connecticut.
“Dylan’s idea was so unique and creative,” said Anne Morris, CEO of Komen Connecticut. “It is heartwarming to see such a young man get involved with such passion in the local fight against breast cancer. We can’t wait to see how many fish he’ll catch in 2014!”
Until we find the cures for breast cancer, early detection is the key to survival. For each of the past four years, Komen Connecticut has made approximately $1 million in community grants to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across our state. Komen Connecticut relies on the support of the local community and people like Dylan to continue investing in cutting-edge research and local breast cancer services for Connecticut women and their families.