Hunting has been around since man's existence and today it remains a way of life for many. Some hunt for a living, providing for their families, while others hunt for the thrill and joy of the outdoors. Hunting For The Cure believes the outdoors to be therapeutic and good for the soul. Nature is God's creation exemplifying balance, peace and joy.
Families traveled from California, North and South Carolina to participate in this year's deer hunts hosted at Grady Stille Plantation. Over two weekends, children had the opportunity to experience nature seeing numerous deer including many large bucks that most seasoned deer hunters would tremble at the opportunity to harvest.
Thirty-two children participated in this year's deer hunt seeking to harvest a buck. Fellowship and encouragement was found at every turn, as new friendships were created and old ones were rekindled.
Cold weather and rain could not dampen the spirits of these courageous hunters. With temperatures dipping as low as 19 degrees, they were ready to get in the woods. For some children, it was their first time ever deer hunting and harvesting a deer. With a smile from ear to ear, their excitement illuminated the lodge.
Hunting For The Cure hosts group and private events for children and families to participate. If not but for a weekend these courageous children have an opportunity to see nature and its beauty. Whether fishing or hunting it's an opportunity to trade the hospital gown for some camo and be a kid.
Through Taylor's Law and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), if a child has been terminally diagnosed the child may hunt out of season experiencing the thrill of the outdoors creating memories. "Sharing a Smile with a Child Fighting Cancer," isn't just our slogan, its our passion.
Additional guides and land are required, as the number of participants continue to grow so will the amount of resources. Will you help? Can you guide? Do you own land children may utilize to hunt? He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully. Let us Bless those who recieve and be Blessed by giving and sharing.
Click the image below for more information: if you know of a child that may like to participate, would like to assist in guiding a child (background check required), or own land that a child and guide may utilize to hunt. Thank YOU for taking the time to care and share!
Land and water guides experience is essential in creating a memory for a lifetime.
Land owners provide the necessary resources which makes everything that Hunting For The Cure does possible.
Providing children with cancer or in remission an opportunity to enjoy the Great Outdoors and Nature's Beauty