Pat Anderson’s fine art is exhibited for sale-with-donation in this beautiful two-story art gallery headquarters for the CF Fishing Tournaments. She has participated in every Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Third Thursday Artwalk for the past three years in Islamorada with the Redbone Gallery. This is her national advertisement 2016 in the Redbone Journal! The journal is a 108 page annual magazine created by Gary & Susan Ellis owners of the Redbone Gallery …Florida’s Largest Saltwater Fishing Art Gallery. The Journal is the Program Edition of Celebrity Tournaments “To Catch The Cure” for Cystic Fibrosis.
In 1984, Gary and Susan Ellis’ newborn daughter, Nicole, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. They were told with considerable care, she should live to her early teens. After asking the question “what is cystic fibrosis,” they set out to find a way to fight it. In 1988, with the help of their friends, beginning with legendary hitter Ted Williams, they founded the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund the research to cure CF. Guides, anglers, and celebrities from film and sports teamed up on thirty-three boats to fish for redfish and bonefish. From that tournament came the name “Redbone.” They raised $16,000 that first year and more importantly, introduced CF into the conscience of the very caring community of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. From that small seed, the Redbone has mushroomed into 20-plus tournaments bearing the name Redbone spanning both coasts of the United States, both salt water and fresh water, the Bahamas and Mexico, and an art gallery specializing in outdoor art. In the last 8 years, the Redbone Tournaments have accounted for a total contribution of over $23 million to cystic fibrosis research. In 2016, Redbone fishing tournaments, including our cooperative efforts with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, netted over $1 million “To Catch The Cure.”
When the Redbone was first established, children with CF rarely lived to attend high school. Today the median age of survival for a person with CF is 39 years. We should not celebrate this achievement, since a single life is yet to be saved from this devastating disease, but it has become a sign of hope for a brighter tomorrow for individuals with the disease and their families.
Money buys science, and science does save lives. That’s why events such as the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, the Redbone@Large, the Red-Trout Series, and the Bahamas Celebrity Bonefish Series are important.
Through your support, you are insuring that aggressive, innovative research in CF will constantly be explored. By helping us support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you are helping to build a bridge of hope that will eventually lead to the ultimate victory: a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Pat Anderson designed & produced the “ CF Crest for Redbone Art Gallery” for year-round giving “To Catch The Cure” FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
Gift Boxed Glass Ornament available at REDBONE Art Gallery, Islamorada 305-664-2002. Available at Redbone Art Gallery 100% donation of 2 for $50. Pat’s gift to Redbone.