Clancey’s to host fifth Shamrock Shuffle
Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Alzheimer’s Association
Clancey’s Stone Lion will hold its fifth annual Shamrock Shuffle in Custer Saturday, March 17 – the first year the event has been held on St. Patrick’s Day.
The registration fee is $35 through the day of the event. Each participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt. On-site registration is available.
Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the Walk/Run will start at 11 a.m., following a route throughout the scenic Custer area. The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will follow at 5 p.m.
All event proceeds will support the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin. Clancey’s Stone Lion owner, Jacki Clancey said.
“We and many of our friends have been personally touched by this devastating disease for which there is presently no cure,” said Clancey, an event organizer. “The Shamrock Shuffle is our way of creating awareness while funding important research and support services.”
The event will also feature raffles, prizes, Irish beverages and a costume contest for the best “wearing of the green.”
Registration forms are available on Facebook (Clancey’s Stone Lion) or at Clancey’s Stone Lion. Completed forms may be dropped off before the event in person at Clancey’s Stone Lion, 7214 Custer Drive, Custer.
For more information, contact Clancey’s Stone Lion at 715.592.4511 or see the event on Facebook.
This event is made possible by generous event partners and raffle basket donors.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, it is estimated that up to 16 million will have the disease. Of Americans ages 65 and older, one in nine has Alzheimer’s disease and one in three older than 85 has the disease. Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. By 2050, it is estimated an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 68 percent between 2000 and 2010, while deaths from diseases such as heart disease, prostate cancer and breast cancer declined. Dementia is the second largest contributor to death among older Americans, second only to heart failure.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org.