GRAND BLANC — The Ninth Annual Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer event was held last Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club in support of the Hurley Medical Center Breast Cancer Navigation Fund.
The fundraiser, held from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., consisted of a number of activities for attendees, including a skeet and sporting clays shoot. Guests enjoyed two separate shoots, which included ammo and catered lunch, along with high gun and team trophies.
“We raised $10,017.92 this year,” said Judy Jones, the membership secretary for the Huntsman’s Club. “We had about 75 people for the two events we held, and some came out and shot both events, the skeet and the sporting clays.”
Jones explained that skeet shooting is hosted near the clubhouse, while sporting clays require the team to move through the woods. In simple terms, sporting clays offer the chance for shooters to see target presentations representative of actual hunting situations and scenarios. Shooters follow a course through the landscape, shooting different size targets presented over a series of stations. Skeet shooters, on the other hand, will move around a semicircle, taking turns shooting at their targets.
Though this year’s shoot was the ninth annual event, the Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer fundraiser has been supporting the Hurley Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Navigation Fund for the past two years, and, with this year’s proceeds now totals more than $19,000 in proceeds to the Navigation Fund, according to Jones. However, including funds raised in previous years, the Huntsman’s Club has donated approximately $80,000 to cancer research and assistance.
Hurley Medical Center is the first local hospital to have a Breast Cancer Navigation program. From diagnosis to treatment to breast reconstruction to long-term follow-up, their caring, highly trained breast navigation program supports patients going through breast cancer treatment.
With the support of the community, the program can also help with the financial and emotional burdens of recovery. Because of the costs associated with programs like these, Hurley has enlisted the help of the community, hosting a number of events and fundraisers to help benefit these women in need. The largest of the fundraisers that directly supplement the Breast Navigation Program is Pink Night Palooza.
Pink Night Palooza gives the community the power to change lives locally, right here in Genesee County. Funds raised during the dynamic event are guaranteed to stay local, helping local women.
Hundreds of supporters are expected to attend Pink Night Palooza as the event celebrates 10 years of raising money for those affected by breast cancer. This year’s event includes an assortment of appetizers and desserts, drink specials, the iconic Brartistry Fashion Show, a Live Auction led by Chris Swanson, a Silent Auction of irresistible items, games and more fun surprises.
Pink Night Palooza event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Gateway Centre in Flint, and is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5-11 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets to Pink Night Palooza visit www.hurleymc.com/pink. — Alex Petrie
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