NEW ORLEANS - Organizers of a tournament whose proceeds go to fight cancer
had the chance to spread the word to recreational anglers and pros alike
Saturday at the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer.

Tim Hemphill, executive director of Florida's Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention
and Visitors Bureau announced Saturday that money raised at this year's
Angling Against Cancer Benefit Dinner and Tournament would go to the V
Foundation for Cancer Research.

The V Foundation was started in 1993 by ESPN and Jim Valvano, a college
basketball coach and commentator who lost his battle to cancer 10 years ago.

The Angling Against Cancer event begins with a benefit dinner and auction
Nov. 1. On Nov. 2, corporate sponsors will team up with pro anglers for a
day of bass fishing on the Harris Chain of Lakes is Kissimmee-St. Cloud

For more information on participating in the Angling Against Cancer events,
call the Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800)

In addition the tournament, Hemphill announced that packages of Heddon
fishing lures named Lure for a Cure will soon be available at retailers
throughout the country. A portion of the $12.95 retail price for the
three-lure packs also goes to the V Foundation.

Pro anglers Tim Horton, Terry Seagraves and Sam Swett designed the lures.
The Lure for a Cure packs are also available at