Professional bass fisherman J. Todd Tucker has donated the proceeds from an October breast cancer research fundraiser to Colquitt Regional Medical Center, reports The Moultrie Observer
Tucker, a Moultrie, Georgia native, presented a $2,602 check to the CRMC's breast cancer awareness
fund. Tucker is a professional bass fisherman on the Elite tour and used his resources to sell special-edition Big Green Egg jerseys this past October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This noble cause is close to Tucker's heart as he lost his cousin, Kiley, to breast cancer in 2009 after a three year battle with the disease. The jerseys sold were pink for breast cancer awareness and adorned with a pink dragonfly, which Tucker says is a symbol of Kiley. The jerseys are on sale on Tucker's web site for $60 and all proceeds will go to breast cancer research. Tucker has done his own part by wearing the special jerseys during each tournament that he participates in.
According to the American Cancer Society, women should begin yearly mammograms when they reach age 40.