Shooting down cancer

By Beau Ebenezer

May 4, 2013 Updated May 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA Ill -- Area skeet shooters put their aim on raising breast cancer awareness Saturday morning.

It was part of the 2nd annual Shoot for the Cure hosted by the Peoria Skeet and Trap Club.

200 shooters took part in the fund-raising event by teaming up and shooting "pink" skeet disks.

Organizers are hoping to raise $5,000 that will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"I don't think there is a family here that hasn't been affected by some sort of cancer, particularly breast cancer," said Shoot for the Cure Committee member, Lora Murphy. "We have a number of breast cancer survivors. We've got a number of members who lost loved ones due to breast cancer. We just thought it was the right thing to do."

"It's great just to see that it does mean something," said breast cancer survivor, Kelly Germain. "You see all of the pink. I never thought ten years ago that my favorite color would be pink, and now it is."

It's not too late to register for next Saturday's Race for the Cure.

Just go to