My buddy Kirk over at Unaccomplished Angler, who also happens to be the author of the Olive the Woolly Bugger Series, and a top notch graphic design artist (He created our logo) sent me an email letting me know about this ebay auction he put together for Casting For A Cure and to help get the word out. I knew a little about Casting For a Cure and that it is a fundraising organization to fight Rett Syndrome, but here is Kirk's description:
Casting 4 A Cure is a tremendous organization comprised of folks who love kids and fly fishing. The passion for one benefits the love for the other as fly fishing serves as a vehicle to raise much-needed funding for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.
Rett Syndrome is a cruel neurodevelopmental disorder which begins to show its affects in infancy or early childhood. It is seen almost exclusively in females, although it can occur rarely in boys. The disorder severely disrupts gross and fine motor skills as well as robbing the girls of their ability to speak and communicate with the outside world. Seizures and breathing problems can also be prevailing symptoms. It affects every aspect of a family’s life, as our girls are dependent upon us for almost everything, from helping feed them to helping them get around, bathing, and most other daily tasks that most of us take for granted.
Here is a link to the Ebay Auction, which includes a Scandolous Stick's Fly Rod, a Redington Reel, Rio Line, a Kids fishing DVD as well as the full collection of Olive The Woolly Bugger Book's written and signed by Kirk. If you are thinking about getting a Kid into fly fishing for Christmas, this would be a great set-up for them to start with and the money would go to an awesome cause. Hurry up and get bidding, the auction ends Dec. 2nd.