A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, an organization dedicated to getting women involved in shooting sports, is raising funds for childhood cancer by selling two t-shirt designs that promote awareness of the disease.
A Girl & A Gun's events have been stepping-stones for thousands of women, ushering them into the shooting community and fostering their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. Now, the organization is raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer, which is diagnosed every three minutes worldwide. Unfortunately, one in five children diagnosed with cancer will die within five years. The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown.
“So many children suffer because of a delayed diagnosis,” says AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval. “Through our network of women, we can educate families about the symptoms of pediatric brain cancer so that children can get earlier intervention and have better outcomes.”
A Girl & A Gun believes strongly in giving back. As a national organization it encourages charitable giving and promotes awareness for a number of worthy causes. The organization’s motto is “It’s more than shooting.”
Sandoval, whose daughter is battling brain cancer, adds, “A Girl & A Gun is making an impact by raising awareness of charities like the Cooper Trooper Foundation that are working to improve the lives of the fighters and fund research for a cure.”
A Girl & A Gun breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has more than 5,500 members in 48 states and hosts recurring Girl's Nights Out at more than 180 ranges throughout the nation. Learn more at AGirlandAGun.org.