Carterville, IL girl collects lures to fight cancer

Carterville, IL girl collects lures to fight cancer
10-year-old Katie Yocum is donating money from fishing lures to help fight cancer. (Source - Brittany Jacob)

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - One middle school student in Carterville, Illinois is fishing for a cure, one lure at a time.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, one local business hosted 10-year-old Katie Yocum’s Pink Fishing Lure Collection, comprised of more than 400 different lures.

Her collection brought in many donations, which are going towards helping cancer patients at the SIH Cancer Institute.

She tells us she was surprised by all the men who donated.

“Breast cancer awareness issues are more a woman’s thing and you see more women around here, but because of fishing lures you see a lot of men here, said Katie Yocum. “Men bass clubs, fishing clubs, hunting clubs and there have just been a lot of them donating and so it’s kind of cool to see that.”

Carterville, IL girl collects lures to fight cancer

Yocum was able to raise more than $900 just on Saturday.

If you would like to donate, please click here.

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