Reelin’ for Research is a year-round fundraising effort benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and childhood cancer research. It culminates each year with a one-day fishing tournament in Morehead City, NC.  To date, over 6.2 million dollars has been raised to help LAND A CURE for childhood cancer!


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“With a lot of hard work and a ton of heart, the folks at Reelin’ for Research have far exceeded all goals and expectations. Without their support, I do not think we would have an active fellowship program in place now. They are my heroes.”

– Dr. Stuart Gold, MD, UNC Children’s Hospital Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology

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“You often aren’t able to see the direct impact from monies raised at a fundraiser like you are with Reelin’ for Research and that is what makes this event so special. The efforts that R4R has made to promote childhood cancer awareness are unbelievable and our family is blessed to be a part of their endeavor.”

– The Price Family

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Childhood Cancer Statistics

1 out of 8

1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.


Everyday, 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer.


More than 40,000 children are in cancer treatment each year.

20 years

In the last 20 years, only 3 cancer medications have been specifically approved for children.