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Clay Shooters Aiming for Innovative M. D. Anderson Fund Raiser

Clay Shooters Aiming for Innovative M. D. Anderson Fund Raiser
M. D. Anderson News Release 03/06/01

Clay shoot enthusiasts from around Texas and Louisiana are on target for Shooting Down Cancer to benefit The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center March 17 at American Shooting Centers in Houston.

Event organizers will direct funds to translational cancer research, the phase at which promising, basic laboratory findings are adapted — translated — into applications for human cancers. 
Last year's inaugural clay shoot secured more than $100,000 to support research initiatives in sarcoma and cancers of the breast and endometrial tissue.  This year's funds will benefit those same efforts.

The event is expected to draw more than 40 competitors.  Divided into four-member teams, shooters will be judged on their accuracy in hitting 75 clay targets, with awards given to top scoring teams and individuals.

M. D. Anderson Board of Visitors members Bob Allison of Houston, Harry Longwell of Dallas and James F. Justiss Jr. of Jena, Louisiana, will host the festivities.  These volunteers originated the idea for the unique fund raiser to help further cancer research.

For more information, please call 1-800-525-5841 or (713) 792-3450.


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