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Fishermen go pink for breast cancer awareness

Professional walleye angler fishermen Kevin Kerkvliet and Dean Kaminski are doing their part to raise breast cancer awareness as they proudly display the saying "Save the TaTas" on their high-end boat, the Lake Minnetonka Patch reports.

"Nobody in the professional walleye circuit - or from the FLW bass tour, for that matter - has done something like this with breast cancer or any other nonprofit-type organization," Kerkvliet told the news source. "My wife's mother died of breast cancer, so it gave us extra incentive to get the sponsorship worked out."

The two competitors are a part of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour and travel around the country fishing in various tournaments. Aside from spreading awareness at the competitions, the two men are also regularly filmed and aired on the Versus channel, so their pink boat will be seen in homes across the country.

The details of their sponsorship are still under negotiation, but the two men hope that they can raise money for breast cancer research by spreading awareness.

With one in eight women in the U.S. predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to, more awareness and support is necessary to overcome this tragic disease.
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