Fish Sale – to be rescheduled
Unfortunately, the Fisherman Supporting Kids with Cancer Herring Sale to benefit cc-TDI will have to be postponed until a soon to be announced date in January. After two nights of fishing this week, they were unable to harvest the fresh herring for the sale.
We appreciate all of the efforts to help us raise awareness, engage new volunteers, and provide opportunities for us to grow our community participation. We will be in touch as soon as the sale is rescheduled. Thank you!
2nd Annual Herring Sale to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research
For the second year in a row, Fisherman Helping Kids with Cancer (FHKWC) is coming to the U.S., to support the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute (cc-TDI), a Beaverton-based non-profit biotech lab. The organization has held successful events in Canada for the past seven years raising more than $650,000 for BC Children’s Hospital.
20,000 pounds of herring will be trucked to Beaverton from British Columbia by FHKWC for the sale.
“We’ve done a herring sale since 2011 to support kids being treated for cancer at BC Children’s Hospital,” said Phil Eidsvik, a commercial fisherman from British Columbia and a member of FHKWC. “The U.S. leads the world in pediatric cancer research, so we are honored to donate herring to support one of the premier childhood cancer research institutes in the U.S.”
cc-TDI translates scientific discovery into clinical trials by understanding and proving new disease-specific treatment options for children with cancer and fills a crucially needed role created as a result of the ever-changing climate of federal funding for childhood cancer research.
“Cancer takes more children’s lives in the U.S. and Canada than any other disease, but the pediatric cancer research journey from lab bench discover to bedside has noticeable funding gaps. In memory of Phil’s daughter, Nicole, and with the partnership of these fishermen and Pacific Seafood, this fundraiser makes a touching and impactful annual way to improve the lives of children touched by cancer. And with Kachka and Chef Bonnie Morales at the event, you can count the pairing of delicious fresh seafood and great recipes to take home”, said Charles Keller, Scientific Director and Founder of cc-TDI.
Clackamas-based Pacific Seafood is sponsoring the seafood sale. “Pacific Seafood is proud to support the critical work of cc-TDI by donating sustainable, northwest seafood for purchase at this event,” said Tyson Yeck, Vice President of Sales for Pacific Seafood. “Not only will customers have access to tasty rockfish, shrimp, and herring at great prices, but every penny they spend at the fish sale will help kids with cancer.”
Pacific Seafood experts and commercial fishermen will be on site to answer any and all seafood questions, especially about local seafood favorites rockfish, shrimp and herring which will available for purchase.