What People Have to Say About Shooting for a Cure

Since 2010, Shooting for a Cure has raised money for a appendiceal cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center with an annual sporting clays event. Here are a few testimonials from folks who’ve attended the event or whom have been affected by appendix cancer.


Thanks for the wonderful experience! I was completely blown away with the level of participation, and even more with the hospitality of all who were involved. The message that was transmitted to everyone was exceptional, and I was very honored to be invited. Hearing the story of your friend Ric Summers, and learning about everyone’s role in the foundation for finding a cure seems to be one that everyone took very personally. This gave the event that much more of heartfelt feeling.

Thanks to everyone who made the event a success. I can’t express how good I felt when I left the event. It was a warm feeling I had that I spent my day involved in something was good, and was seeking to make a positive difference in our world. The thought that I was able to spend my day taking up arms, telling hunting stories, and meeting some exceptional people.

The event was one that definitely I would like to attend again in the future. Thanks for the Experience!!

– Chris Heater


While our team from MD Anderson had zero years of shooting experience between the 5 of us, we all had a lot of fun coming out and blasting some clays from the sky (some more than others!). And of course, it is for a cause we care about. For me personally, it was great to go out into the community, meeting people I’ve known and others I don’t, and seeing how coming together can make an impact. Rare cancer research is really tough to fund, and that makes the Shooting for a Cure event that much more special.

We really appreciate everything you guys are doing, and look forward to next year!

– Jonathan Phillips, MD Anderson Cancer Center


We are so very grateful for the support we’ve received from everyone at the event – Ric’s family, friends and participants. This is a wonderful event honoring a special person – a true reflection of Ric. On a personal note, I look forward to attending every year – so much fun!

– Kristine Shrirar, MD Anderson Cancer Center