Since 2012, the Maury County Gun Club has offered recreational shooting enthusiasts a chance to put their skills to the test while supporting breast cancer patients throughout southern Middle Tennessee. The club’s 2017 Shoot for a Cure event recently raised $5,466 for the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation Women’s Center Fund.
Sponsored by the gun club at its property near the Duck River in northwestern Maury County, the annual event allows participants to choose trap or skeet in individual and team competitions. Now in its sixth year, the shoot has raised more than $19,000 for the fund that assists breast cancer patients with meeting treatment-related needs such as wigs, camisoles and transportation expenses.
“We are grateful for the continued support the Maury County Gun Club provides to cancer patients in our region,” said Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore. “Through the generosity of these community-minded individuals, the Foundation has been able to provide assistance to hundreds of women in the past six years.”
Don Kerce, a Maury County Gun Club board member who organized the event, thanked those who supported the fundraiser. “With the wonderful support shown to our sports cluband to our fundraising partnerswe were able to raise over $5,400 this year. We would like thank Lucas Chevrolet Cadillac, Parks Motor Sales Buick GMC, Columbia Kubota and Farm Bureau Insurance for their generous support,” Kerce said.
Since its formation in 2006, the has funded more than $1.6 million in programs and services benefiting those in need throughout southern Middle Tennessee. Programs include medication assistance, a food bank, transportation assistance, educational support, community health initiatives and a mobile health clinic scheduled for operation in late 2017. Administrative expenses are funded by Maury Regional Health and donations are tax-deductible.
Make a gift or learn more about the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation at MauryRegionalFoundation.com.