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05/18/07 - East Texas

Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure is This Weekend

by Ramonica R. Jones

You still have time to register for Bill Shelton's 'Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure'. The tournament happens Saturday at Shirley Creek Marina.  

You can register until 10:00 p.m. Friday or starting at 5:00 a.m. Saturday. Fishing begins at 6:00 a.m. About 90 teams are expected to participate in the tournament.

The late Dr. Bill Shelton founded the fundraiser to help low-income cancer victims get the medication and treatment they need. It will be the first tournament held since his death last year of complications from West Nile Virus.

Sharon Hadnot, Arthur L. Temple, Sr. Regional Cancer Center, said, "We miss Dr. Shelton very much. He started this event for a very good cause and we're gonna hope to continue this in his name and in his honor because that's what he would have wanted."

Every year, the Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure raises tens of thousands of dollars for cancer patients to use for gas and lodging while they're undergoing therapy.

Dr. Shelton practiced medicine for more than 40 years.

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