13th Annual DaHunt for the Cure Event Raises $238,000 for Hudson Valley Charities

Sporting clays charity shooting event draws 220 people over two-day event.

MONTGOMERY, NY (September 27, 2022) – DaHunt for the Cure has announced that this year’s sporting clays charity shooting event was the most successful in the history of the fundraiser. $238,000 was raised for Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations.

DaHunt founders Charlie and Diane Medici hosted the event on September 15 and 16 at Ten Mile River Preserve in Dover Plains. 220 people were in attendance, the highest number since its inception.

“The unwavering dedication and commitment of event attendees and sponsors means the world,” said DaHunt for the Cure Founder Charlie Medici. “Diane and I are so proud to host this event which supports the missions of nonprofits near and dear to our hearts and look forward to doing it for years to come!”

Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie was named as the event’s top beneficiary. The 175-year-old organization provides a safe and nurturing environment that improves lives and empowers at-risk children and families in the Hudson Valley.

“The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie is so appreciative of this ongoing and generous donation from the Medici Family and the DaHunt for the Cure Fund in support of our kids and families,” said Erin Cafarelli, Children’s Home of PoughkeepsieChief Development and Public Relations Officer. “Charlie and Diane Medici have worked tirelessly to create an incredible event that supports missions and causes that support, empower and encourage those who need help the most.”

Since its establishment, DaHunt for the Cure has distributed more than 1 million dollars in grants. This year, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Friends of Karen, Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, Somers Lions Club, Gigi’s Playhouse, and Kids for Kids Foundation also received donations from the fund.

DaHunt for the Cure was inspired when the Medici’s nephew, Peter, was diagnosed with leukemia. Peter is now an extremely healthy college graduate in his 30s and is working for the family business as a project manager. The Medici’s continue to honor his battle and raise money to support all those who are still fighting today. DaHunt for the Cure became a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan in 2017.   

Photo 1 (from left to right): Elizabeth Rowley, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan President and CEO; Lauren Rowley, DaHunt for the Cure volunteer; Diane Medici, DaHunt for the Cure Founder; Casey MacDonald, Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center Executive Director; Lyndsay Mayer, DaHunt for the Cure team member 

 Photo 2 (from left to right): Diane Medici, DaHunt for the Cure Founder; Charlie Medici, DaHunt for the Cure Founder; Elizabeth Rowley, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan President and CEO

DaHunt team
Diane Medici, Charlie Medici and Elizabeth Rowley