‘Shoot For a Cure’ slated for Saturday

 Lila Usry plays guitar in her hospital room in the Mayo Clinic. Prairie Wildlife and Mossy Oak are sponsoring "Shoot For a Cure"  8:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Prairie Wildlife to help the Usry family with medical expenses.
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Lila Usry, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in November.

She and her family have been at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota since her diagnosis and will remain there for the duration of her treatments. Usry still has more chemo treatments scheduled for the next few months.

The medical expense of these treatments is astronomical and helping the family with monetary donations is one way that the community can show its support. There have been several fundraisers in the past few months and now Prairie Wildlife and Mossy Oak are sponsoring "Shoot For a Cure."

"It was Jimmy Bryan's idea to hold a fundraiser for Lila Usry," Natasha Coggins, office administrator for Prairie Wildlife, said. "He thought it would be a fun way to raise money for the Usry's. This is such a small community that everyone can relate to what it would be like to have a child needing cancer treatment. Almost everyone knows the Usry's and wants to help the family in any way they can."

Prairie Wildlife and Mossy Oak are sponsoring "Shoot for a Cure," from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Prairie Wildlife.

Gary's Pawn and Gun is donating clays and shells for the shooting event.

"We ask that our shooters bring their own guns," Coggins said. "Firearms need to be 12 and 20 gauge for shooting skeet. We encourage men and women who enjoy skeet shooting to join the teams and participate."

Coggins asked that those who would like to come and watch the competitive shooting as spectators, please come between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. to sign in and get a ride to the tower.

"Spectators pay $25 to have lunch with us and enjoy the shooting," Coggins said. "We would like to have as many spectators as possible to help us raise money for Lila."