Gunning for a Cure 2017:
Perez Family Targets Prostate Cancer Through Sporting Clays Event
The Fourth Annual Gunning for a Cure Sporting Clays Fundraiser, benefiting Dr. Oliver Sartor's Prostate Cancer Research Program at Tulane Cancer Center, is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at picturesque Stella Plantation in Braithwaite, Louisiana.
The event is planned and hosted by the family and friends of the late Chalin Perez, one of Dr. Sartor’s former patients. “I first met Dr. Sartor in the mid-1990s as a teenager," said Chalyn Perez, one of the Perez siblings. “My father had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The fear and uncertainty that surrounded the diagnosis was felt by every member of our family, but Dr. Sartor's enthusiasm and optimistic attitude instilled confidence in all of us. Dad lived a full life for years after his diagnosis, traveling, hunting, fishing, working and enjoying his wife and family. We attribute Dad's success not only to Dr. Sartor's medical knowledge, but also to his overwhelmingly kind and perseverant spirit. All of his efforts made us believe that there was a way to live with this disease without sacrificing all that you enjoy about life.”
Through Gunning for a Cure, the Perez family hope to give Dr. Sartor the financial support he needs to continue his research and assist him in his efforts to help other patients and families. They have raised in excess of $350,000 over the past three years and hope to reach the $500,000 benchmark this year.
The event is a family-friendly affair. In addition to the competitive sporting clays, guests will enjoy a buffet-style lunch, live music, auctions, and tons of activities for the kids, including play areas, bounce houses, touch a truck, raffles and more - all under the stately oaks at Stella.
“I am humbled and bolstered by the faith the Perez Family and all of the Gunning for a Cure supporters have placed in our Prostate Cancer Program," said Dr. Sartor. "I know well the hard work and passion that goes into raising every dollar produced by this event, and I am committed to using these precious funds to make progress in our shared goal of eradicating this disease — both for those who have valiantly fought the battle and for those fighting still.”
Join the fun and support the fight against prostate cancer at Stella on February 11! You don't have to be part of a sporting clays team to enjoy the day. Guest passes are also available. For more information, visit www.gunningforacure.org