Loss of a friend inspires teen’s indoor fishing kits

TAMPA, Fla. — Jake Klopfenstein loved playing soccer but decided to quit the sport. He says he’s found something much better to do with his time. The south Tampa teenager is helping other kids go fishing – indoors. “You can beat a video game, but you can’t beat fishing,” he said. “Well, you probably can, […]

Pediatric cancer patients pretend to be pirates as they set sail to thank TGH staff

TAMPA, Fla. – On Sunday, dozens of boats took to the waterways outside Tampa General Hospital to bring a bit of joy to kids battling cancer and the medical professionals looking after them. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each day an estimated 47 children in the U.S. learn they have cancer, a diagnosis that often drastically […]

Angling for Relief is all about fishing and kids who have cancer.

Jake Klopfenstein, a 13-year-old boy in Florida, knows one that thing all kids with cancer have in common: the sheer boredom of sitting around waiting for something to happen — for yet another test, scan or a round of chemo. After watching a dear childhood friend named Ryan die from cancer, the boy who loves to fish had an epiphany. What […]

Fishing is Relief Events are Back!!

Out of an abundance of caution for our most vulnerable cancer kiddos, our group, land fishing events were suspended through the worst of…