BoatUS’ Hope is Towing for a Cure

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If you’re cruising in the Detroit area and notice a TowBoatUS vessel with a distinctly lighter hull, it’s not dehydration or delusion; it’s just Captain Brian Williams towing for a cure.

Hope, a pink towboat among the red TowboatUS fleet, is helping save lives on and off the water with breast cancer awareness. Williams dedicated the boat to his mother, who lost her battle with breast cancer from 2006 to 2008. Captain Williams is donating a portion of the revenue Hope raises this season to breast cancer research. 

Williams says, "It's our way to say we are here for those suffering from this monster. We want to help rid the world of cancer."

Williams’ primary captain is affected by the cause as well; his mother also has breast cancer. There are multiple female captains of Hope, something Williams appreciates on a boat dedicated to a disease most common among women.

TowBoatUS is a division of Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) specializing in on the water towing assistance for recreational boaters. Between TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist, BoatUS has towing ports in more then 300 locations, over 600 towboats and half a million members.

Check out a video of Hope on the water here.

Donations can be made here. All funds will go to breast cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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