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    11/5/11 (new date) "Shoot for the Cure" Event - Breast Cancer Awareness

    Proactive Shooters is proud to announce our 1st Annual Ladies only “Shoot For The Cure” charity event!

    On Saturday, October 29, 2011, we will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our 1st Annual “Shoot For The Cure” event. On that day, we will be conducting two, 3 hour sessions at our outdoor shooting range facility located in Doswell, Virginia. Bring your gun, some ammo, your questions, and more importantly your desire to donate to this worthwhile cause.


    Proactive Shooters’ President and Chief Firearms Instructor Jim Reynolds will be there to answer your questions, and lead you in some shooting events to raise money that will be used to support local breast cancer programs here in Central Virginia.

    What should you bring?
    Your handgun – semi-auto or revolver, holster, 100 rounds of ammunition for your gun, eye & ear protection, and a strong desire to help find the cure!

    The day’s events include a range/gun safety briefing, question and answer session, some shooting events where you can display your skills, or learn a new one, and then some fun shooting events where you can win some prizes. Participants will also receive a 2011 Shoot for the Cure t-shirt! Sessions will be held from 10am to 1pm, and then again at 2pm to 5pm. You may choose your session time when you complete the registration.


    The cost for this 3 hour, ladies only event will be $50.00, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to support local breast cancer programs here in Central Virginia. Advance payment is required for this event. There will only be 20 slots for participants per session, so don’t delay in signing up!

    Parking at the range is somewhat limited so we ask that if you are coming with someone, please try to carpool. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about this great event!

    You may register for this event here – http://proactiveshooters.com/registe...charity-event/



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    Great idea! My wife & I are supporters of the cause - her sister is a Survivor. She even has a pink camo bag for her AK! Unfortunatly she will be out of town for that weekend, or I would've signed her up and then told her about it. Hope it goes well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbuff View Post
    Great idea! My wife & I are supporters of the cause - her sister is a Survivor. She even has a pink camo bag for her AK! Unfortunatly she will be out of town for that weekend, or I would've signed her up and then told her about it. Hope it goes well!
    Thank you!
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    Media coverage?

    Have you considered inviting the media to cover this? That could help promote awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Have you considered inviting the media to cover this? That could help promote awareness.
    Haven't considered it either way officially yet, but it was discussed briefly. I'll have to look into it more. Thanks!

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Haven't considered it either way officially yet, but it was discussed briefly. I'll have to look into it more. Thanks!

    Jim
    Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Great!
    I actually have a connection at Style weekly so I may start there.
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    Mods - any chance we could sticky this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Mods - any chance we could sticky this?
    Done.

    You might also consider contacting Rachel DePompa (12 On Your Side) - she seems fair and objective in her reporting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Done.

    You might also consider contacting Rachel DePompa (12 On Your Side) - she seems fair and objective in her reporting.
    Thanks Grape!

    I may just give ol' Rachel a call!
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    I've announced this as a Meetup on the Shooting Divas of D.M.V. website as well. I know several of our ladies are involved in Breast Cancer fund raising and such, so some might be interested in helping support the cause.

    Edit: Shortly after posting to our Meetup group, we've had four of our ladies sign up (and three have completed registration, as well - including me )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riana View Post
    I've announced this as a Meetup on the Shooting Divas of D.M.V. website as well. I know several of our ladies are involved in Breast Cancer fund raising and such, so some might be interested in helping support the cause.

    Edit: Shortly after posting to our Meetup group, we've had four of our ladies sign up (and three have completed registration, as well - including me )
    Thank you very much!
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    Town Police Supply and Bass Pro Shops have joined us as sponsors for this event!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Town Police Supply and Bass Pro Shops have joined us as sponsors for this event!
    Sounds like you are getting popular before you even have the first event, congratulations!

    If you fill up your 40 available slots, do you have a method in place to allow people to show interest so you can have an idea how many extra slots or sessions you need for next year? Just something to think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baked on Grease View Post
    Sounds like you are getting popular before you even have the first event, congratulations!

    If you fill up your 40 available slots, do you have a method in place to allow people to show interest so you can have an idea how many extra slots or sessions you need for next year? Just something to think about...

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    Haven't really thought about it, but we can certainly take down contact info for those interested who miss the cut off. We plan to do this annually so hopefully folks will sign up quickly when it is announced.
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    Hate to come across as a killjoy, but have you gotten permission from "Susan G Komen" to use the words "for the cure" on stuff?? I've heard of them going after entities with at least cease and desist orders for them using those words--they believe they have exclusive use of them.

    Sure hope so, GREAT idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubabeme View Post
    Hate to come across as a killjoy, but have you gotten permission from "Susan G Komen" to use the words "for the cure" on stuff?? I've heard of them going after entities with at least cease and desist orders for them using those words--they believe they have exclusive use of them.

    Sure hope so, GREAT idea!
    Various groups use "for the cure" and "for a cure". I dont believe that the phrase is totally exclusive to them. I've read the Komen guidelines and if you want to use the Komen name, you have to get their permission, but they have no issue with holding "anonymous" events and then donating money to them, if they end up being the charity of choice. There are many worthy Breast Cancer Awareness charities in Central Virginia.
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    Not so sure...

    See:
    http://www.wtflungcancer.com/your-re...cure-and-pink/
    http://gaylesulik.com/2011/01/susan-...get-the-green/
    http://blawgit.com/2010/08/06/susan-...demark-fights/

    It's not black and white, but I can well imagine an anti-gun nanny-state leftist high up in the organization taking extreme exception to an event such as this.

    Let me know how it goes--if there aren't any issues, it might be worth expanding out here in the wild, wild, west!

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    Thumbs up Signed up

    Looking forward to it and i think its an awesome idea!

    Can we get people to 'sponsor' us? Are there any other ways to donate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harper1227 View Post
    Looking forward to it and i think its an awesome idea!

    Can we get people to 'sponsor' us? Is there any other ways to donate?
    We wanted to keep it rather simply and not force folks to find sponsors. We do have some companies that have donated gift cards, etc and even a former student that purchased a gift certificate for our training classes that we'll give away as a prize. If someone wants to donate something extra to add to the donation, we'll be happy to add that in.

    I will add that registrations have been a bit light so if you know any ladies interested, please have them sign up!
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    Sounds like a very good Program Jim!

    Have you considered a program of having Proactive Sponsors for all cancer research, in the future?

    That could lead to yet another event at some time.
    I'm suggesting this in part with reference to:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...OVA-Alexandria

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Sounds like a very good Program Jim!

    Have you considered a program of having Proactive Sponsors for all cancer research, in the future?

    That could lead to yet another event at some time.
    I'm suggesting this in part with reference to:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...OVA-Alexandria
    Its a possibility, but something that will have to go on the back burner for now. I'm already swamped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Its a possibility, but something that will have to go on the back burner for now. I'm already swamped!
    That is good to hear.

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    one more!

    Got another friend to sign up this weekend! how's the sign up going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harper1227 View Post
    Got another friend to sign up this weekend! how's the sign up going?
    Still plenty of spots open. We're hoping for more!

    Thanks for spreading the word!
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