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Shooting enthusiasts raising money & awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - A group of local shooting enthusiasts are working closely with the American Cancer Society to raise funds for breast cancer research. They  have been doing this throughout the month of October which is always designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The people at Defender Firearms & Training take the problem of breast cancer very seriously. Just last February, a loyal member of the local firearms training community was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Now, Defender’s director of operations Maggie Jeffers says it's more important than ever to help the American Cancer Society do whatever is necessary to knock out this terrible disease. 

In order to raise money, Defender is sponsoring three fundraising events in October and all centered around either shooting or outdoor activities They are holding a turkey shoot, a shooting for accuracy competition, and a recreational motorcycle ride. 

The turkey shoot, known as Blasting for Boobs - Save a Rack, began on Friday, October the 9th, 2020. It will continue every Friday night through the end of the month. The shoot starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Kilo Charlie Shooting Range. This is located at 146 Litton Drive, Lexington, SC. This is in the Red Bank area of Lexington County. Each shot costs $15 but the ammunition is provided at no cost. The person whose shot hits closest to the bullseye wins the prize. 

Their second event Shoot For The Cure, is won by the person who is most accurate and has the best shot grouping after firing five rounds. That competition started on the 1st Tuesday of October and continues every Tuesday throughout the month. The shooting starts at 4:00 p.m. You still have the chance to shoot this afternoon, October 20th and next Tuesday, October the 27th, 2020. That contest is also being held at Kilo Charlie’s Shooting Range on Litton Drive in Red Bank. The entry fee is $25 for five shots but you also get a t-shirt with your registration. The organizers will also provide you with a firearm if necessary and the ammunition for this contest. There are several winning categories. They will present awards for both the Best Men's Shot Group and the Best Women's Shot Group. 

Finally, the shooting enthusiasts will join with motorcycle enthusiasts for Cruzin’ For A Cure. That's taking place this Sunday, October 25th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Riders will meet at 1070 South Lake Drive in the parking lot of Lexington County’s Red Bank Crossing administration complex. This is the building where DSS is located. To register they are asking for a $20 donation and as is the case with the other events, 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

To get more information about these fundraising events or to get registered call (803) 661-GUNS (4867). 


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