5th annual Hunt for a Cure this Saturday; Pheasants Forever holding annual cancer research fundraiser

Published 5:59 am Friday, October 18, 2019

This weekend pheasant hunters from throughout the region will again come together this time for the fifth annual Hunt for a Cure organized by the Mower County Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Hunt for a Cure supports breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.

This year’s Hunt for a Cure will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Three Arrows Game Preserve in LeRoy. Cost is $125 per hunter and participants will be assigned a two-hour hunting period with the preserve putting out four birds per hunter. Dogs are welcome, but not required, and all hunters must wear blaze orange.

Hunt for a Cure has raised $14,250 for innovative breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute since 2015, funding seed grants for innovative research that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Those seed grants allow scientists at The Hormel Institute to pursue new and exciting research ideas, gathering preliminary data they can use to apply for larger federal grants.

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“Cancer affects everyone and we wanted to do our part in some way to help,” said Davin Alan, marketing director of the Mower County Chapter of Pheasants Forever. “Five years ago we started to do just that. Last year we raised $6,000 for this effort and this year we hope to raise even more.”

Even if you don’t hunt, visit Three Arrows Game Preserve on Saturday to bid on some of the more than $3,000 in donated items in the Hunt for a Cure silent auction.

For more details and to register, visit http://www.pfmowercountyhabitat.org/events/ and click on Hunt for a Cure.