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UPDATE: 2017 Aly's Honky Tonk Hustle exceeds fundraising goal

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Russell Wolff tells 27 News this year's Aly's Honky Tonk Hustle has exceeded its fundraising goals. 

Wolff estimates the group raised $182-thousand at the 2017 event. They had hoped to raise $175-thousand. This puts their overall amount raised in the past five years to more than $700-thousand for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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McFARLAND (WKOW) -- Runners braved the wind and rain Saturday to honor a family that's brought change to cancer research.

Many of the participants in the Saturday morning Aly's Honky Tonk Hustle 5K Run/Walk say they're definitely looking forward to the rest of the annual event's festivities, because those will take place out of the rain.

The rain had just started to fall Saturday morning as roughly 700, including 27 News anchor Amber Noggle - who emceed the event -  braved the cold for the start of the race. Event planners say in the last four years, the race has averaged about 800 people who worked to raise more than $500,000 for 'The Aly Wolff Neuroendocrine Project.'

Aly's mom, Sheila Wolff, says the research funded has significantly advanced treatments for patients with neuroendocrine cancer at the U-W Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.  "This is my mission until I take my last breath --  to raise money so we can get rid of this horrible disease." Aly passed away of neuroendocrine cancer in 2013.

The rest of the event activities Saturday will also take place inside at the McFarland Curling Club. Wolff says the Honky Tonk "after party" features live music, dancing, a silent auction, mechanical bull, a photo booth, food and beverages -- with all proceeds going toward Ally's foundation.  

Madison Curling Club
4802 Marsh Road
McFarland, WI 53558 

SILENT AUCTION: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC from The Material Boys: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FOOD: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SPECIAL MOMENT: 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
MECHANICAL BULL: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL DUCK HUNTING: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
LIVE MUSIC from the group 5th Gear: 8:30 p.m. – Midnight

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