If you aren’t among the 4,100-plus who have registered to participate in this Saturday’s 2013 Shamrock Shuffle in West Chester Township, there is still time to sign up.
Online registration, available at www.theshamerockshuffle.com, will end at 9 p.m. Wednesday. People can also register at the packet pick-up event at the West Chester Library from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The cost to register, at those times, is $30.
The event includes a 5K, 10K, children’s fun run called the Leprechaun Lap and a block party. Registration and check-in for the shuffle begins at 7 a.m., the block party begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 8:45 a.m. and the Leprechaun Lap at 10:15 a.m.
Event day registration is $35. 5K or 10K youth, ages 5-12, is $15. Leprechaun Lap registration is $10.
Last year, the event attracted more than 4,000 participants and awarded more than $10,000 for charities enrolled in the effort, according to Melissa Benedict Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty vice president of donor services.
This year, more than 50 charities are participating in the event.
For more information about the event, including a list of participating charities, visit Shamrock Shuffle website or call 513-874-5450.
Below is a partial list of other groups participating:
3 little Halos: Supports organizations and programs that promote fire and other safety education and practices for children. This is a legacy fund in memory of Aubrey, Alex and Braden Butler who lost their young lives in a fire in West Chester.
Ohio Transplant Fund in Honor of Alicia Lang
Angel Fund: Provides one-time emergency financial assistance to families living or working in West Chester/Liberty who find themselves in crisis.
Ashley’s Angels: Participates to raise money to support the MLD Foundation. They provide help in research and awareness for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy and ultimately find a cure. MLD is a lesser known disease and by raising awareness we can bring MLD more to the forefront and work together to an end to this debilitating illness.
Association for India’s Development (AID)- Cincinnati Chapter: Supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, child welfare, women’s empowerment and social justice.
Bridge Logistics, Inc. to Benefit The Community Grant Fund
Cancer Free Kids: Works to eradicate cancer as a life threatening disease in children by funding promising research that would otherwise go unfunded.
Cincinnati EyeCare Team for Vision USA: Vision USA works to provide free eye exams to those who can not afford them.
Companions on a Journey Grief Support, Inc.: To reach out to those who grieve and educate those who do not understand and offer grief support to individuals, schools, businesses and organizations.
Creek side Early Childhood School: An early childhood school serving students in the Lakota Local Schools. Their mission is making sure that all students are achieving to their fullest potential.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
Edge Teen Center: To provide high school students with a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to creating life-on-life mentoring relationships with caring adults through community service opportunities, social activities, tutoring, counseling and life skills courses.
Freedom Parent Council: The Freedom Parent Council is a group of parents who volunteer to provide support, enrichment and fun for the Freedom community.
Girl Scout Troop 31499
Girl Scout Troop 40153
Give Hope: The Give Hope Fund was founded in 2010 raise funds to benefit pancreatic cancer research, education, prevention and awareness programs with preference given to the Greater Cincinnati area. In addition to supporting cancer research, funds are used to increase community awareness. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer currently is 6 percent – a statistic that remains unchanged for 30 years.
Glenn’s Race to Research a Cure: Glenn Scott, a 15-year survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is competing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Society Man of the Year. Please help him reach his goal of $50,000 to fund research to find a cure for blood cancers.
Hopewell Girls on the Go: Hopewell Girls on the Go was created for girls in grades 5 and 6 to promote healthy lifestyles and a positive body image in a safe atmosphere with other girls. We want the girls to develop a sense of group pride, self-pride, and community pride. HGOTG is open to all girls in grades 5 and 6.
J. Kyle Braid: JKB is a teen leadership foundation based in Colorado that supports five schools in Butler County – Lakota East and Lakota West, Hamilton, Badin, and Fairfield. Each year, 20 sophomores are selected to visit the Braid ranch in Colorado for an intense week of leadership and skill training. Those students then return to give back to their peers, schools and community. The selected students are already exhibiting leadership potential and are good role models.
Krista’s Crew: For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
Kyle Babcock Memorial Fund: Support charitable and educational programs in Kyle’s memory.
Lakota West After Prom: To ensure the safety of the West students as they continue their Prom experience and memories.
Liberty ECS: Liberty’s mission is for all students to achieve to their potential. It have chosen Children’s Hospital as its charity because many of its students and staff families have been touched by all the wonderful things that come out of Children’s.
Liberty Heights Church – Run for Riverview: Liberty Heights Church has adopted Riverview Elementary in Hamilton. We provide over 250 volunteers hours every month, as well as provide whatever other means of support we can as a church. The money raised from the Shamrock Shuffle will go directly to Riverview Elementary to purchase items that their children need.
Lillian’s Leprechauns: Our mission is to be able to offer financial support, associated with funeral services, to families that have suffered a newborn or infant loss.
MidPointe Library System
Miles that Matter Foundation: Works to educate and promote health and fitness in the community.
Mojo Running for Parkinson: Provides information to help patients, families and caregivers make connections that promote wellness in living with Parkinsons.
Paige’s Princess Foundation: provides grants for therapeutic services and equipment to local disabled children in memory of Paige Alessandro.
Pets Helping People
Reach Out Lakota: Reach Out Lakota is a non-profit, ecumenical, community-sponsored organization that gives eligible families in West Chester and Liberty Township food and clothing, as well as paper, cleaning, baby, personal care and household items. The mission of Reach Out Lakota is to assist families in the Lakota School District who, through some form of hardship, have found it difficult to support their families.
Relay for Life of Monroe/Middletown/The American Cancer Society: Raising funds for local cancer research.
S3C.: Its ambition is to lend support to the cancer community. Whether it is giving emotional support to friends, families, providing financial assistance to families for cancer related expenses, hosting collection drives for essential items, partnering with clubs and organizations to host fundraisers, volunteering time at local charity events, raising funds for cancer research, or simply encouraging individuals to find hope.
Shawnee Early Childhood PTA
St. Michael School – Sharonville
St. Susanna PTO
Strengthening HOPE: Heroes Overcoming Peritoneal Cancer Everywhere is a nonprofit organization that was started in April 2012 in Cincinnati. Founder, Amy Taylor Smith, began this foundation to Raise Awareness and Create Funding for Peritoneal Cancer Research to ultimately find a cure.
Team Tatas: To support breast cancer research.
The Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty: The mission of the Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty is to benefit and inspire the community through the arts.
The Center for Respite Care: Provide medical care and a safe healing environment for homeless individuals who are recovering from injury or illness, and assist in breaking the cycle of homelessness.
The Dragonfly Foundation: To bring comfort and joy to kids and young adults with cancer and blood diseases.
Tri-County Baptist Church Interact: To support the Hope House in Middletown.
WCCNS (West Chester Co-operative Nursery School): To provide a safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child enrolled; while helping parents acquire a greater understanding and enjoyment of their child and of other children.
Woodland Elementary: Trying to raise funds to build a new playground for the school and the entire Woodland community.
Zach Smith Memorial Fund: Zach’s Fund was created following the drowning death of Zach Smith on June 12, 2010. The purpose of the fund is to create awareness for water safety and drowning prevention.