Since 2002, Shooting for a Cure, an annual pool tournament in Wisconsin Rapids, has raised over $400,000.00 to support breast cancer research.
The money raised each year supports local research at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute; allowing scientist to work alongside physicians and staff across the health care system to integrate research with clinical care, thus providing the most advanced treatments for cancer patients.
Participants in this two-day event include over 160 entries in the men's and women's pool competition. The players join in for the great competition, raffles, food and camaraderie.
Many of the players have been affected by breast cancer, some are breast cancer survivors, while other players are there to support a loved one who has been affected or to honor one who has lost the battle.
The event has now become one of the largest women’s singles pool tournament in the country, with people traveling from all over to come and just be a part of it.
Peggy Jacoby and Doris Laskowski, sisters-in-law, came up with the idea and it continues to trickle down to other family members and friends.
The event's continued success comes from the overwhelming support of over 50 volunteers, and many local businesses which donate generously each year to the event.
It is held at Layla’s Pub and Monkey's Bar in Wisconsin Rapids in April.
Contact Doris Laskowski at 715-423-7870 or Katie O’Shasky at 715-423-3929 for entry information.