The Fishing For MD program, or FFMD, is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by Paul Robertson, a native of Maryland and successful entrepreneur and businessman, who has also been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Paul was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) 15 years ago, but that has not stopped him. After dealing with mobility challenges, Paul decided it was time to not only become a champion and spokesperson for muscular dystrophy, but also use his talent and passion for fishing and align it with his dedication to increasing research funding, awareness, and support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
FFMD is a professional full-time offshore fishing team that competes at the highest attended and most publicized events on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico, and attends numerous events to support our partner network of top tier corporations. In the future, FFMD will add to the program with a salt water in-shore team and freshwater bass team, each led by another person with a muscle disease and passion for fishing.OUR MISSION
“To utilize fundraising activities, offshore fishing sponsorships and tournament winnings to directly collaborate with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to find a cure for neuromuscular disease while also providing funds to raise awareness and support for those currently affected by Muscular Dystrophy.”
“To ultimately help the Muscular Dystrophy Association eradicate muscle disease.”
Ultimately, FFMD is the vision of a real person with the disease who is living life, inspiring hope, and giving back to fight muscle disease by combining personal experience with a personal hobby. It combines his inner creativity and hunger to help others, as well as Paul’s undying passion for fishing, all for a cause.
Paul and FFMD are dedicated to fighting muscle disease, alongside the MDA, and provide an innovative way for sponsors to participate in cause marketing while reaching the ever-growing fishing and competitive fishing target market. To date, FFMD has raised nearly $1 million to support the fight against neuromuscular disease.