Trap Shooters Raise $10,000 for Welch Cancer Center Patients


The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association (SCSA) presented a check for $10,000 to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) Foundation for the Welch Cancer Center. The funds are proceeds from the June 2022 Cancer Benefit Trap Shoot. Tracy Landeis, Trap Director at SCSA says, “The shoot was an enormous success with 70 shooters and many volunteers helping to make it all possible.”

According to Ada Kirven, SMH Foundation Director of Donor Relations, “This event was a huge success, and the funds raised will directly support our patient comfort care program at the Welch Cancer Center. This fund helps our patients and their families, and it’s designed to make the cancer journey more comfortable for those facing treatment and survivorship.”

With this latest donation, over the last several years, the Sportsmen’s Association has raised more than $26,000 for the Cancer Center. According to Landeis, “The hospital foundation partnered with the trap shooters. Without all the volunteers, shooters, and sponsors, we would never have been able to pull off this event. The committee members who coordinated the event include Tracy Landeis, Sally Labore, Jerry Reed, Lyle Brice, Trudy Brice, Ada Kirven, and Cecile Pattison. Many others joined in to help before, during, and after the event.”

Kirven also stressed that “Cancer Screening and Early Detection Saves Lives. Our medical team encourages everyone to visit their doctor and follow the recommended screening guidelines, and prevention lifestyle behaviors. Sheridan is quite fortunate to have the Welch Cancer Center available for our loved ones to access treatment and supportive care right here at home.”

Pictured left to right above:  Tracy Landeis presents Ada Kirven with the $10,000 check.  Cody Sinclair, Chief Development Officer; Cathy Bealer, Chief Nursing Officer; DaLisa Morrison, Welch Cancer Center Clinical Nurse Supervisor and Lori Karajanis, Welch Cancer Center Nurse Navigator.

To learn more about the Welch Cancer Center, click HERE.