Tranmere Rovers Football Club are in full support of former QPR footballer Don Shanks, as he will be running the New York Marathon in support of Alzheimer’s.
Mr Shanks, who is now 66 years of age, will participate in the 26-mile run on Sunday 4th November to raise awareness for the disease and funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Don’s best friend on and off the football field is Stan Bowles, a legend at Queens Park Rangers and a former England international. Stan unfortunately has Alzheimer’s, a disease which has affected many great players including Frank Worthington, Bob Paisley, Billy McNeil and John Charles.
So, to raise awareness for the disease and funds to help find a cure, Don signed up for the New York Marathon and has trained hard in 2018 with a personal trainer in order to be ready for the run next month.
Tranmere Rovers Chairman Mark Palios said: “Don is doing an amazing thing by raising awareness for such a terrible disease and funds in order to help try and find a cure.
“Alzheimer’s has had an impact on a number of people within football and I know people that are unfortunately suffering from the disease.
“I would like to encourage all Tranmere Rovers supporters to show their support for Don in his run and in so doing, support former TRFC and all ex professional players who have contributed to the enjoyment of the game in this country and who are suffering or may suffer from the disease
“Everyone at the Club wishes Don the very best of luck and we are right behind him."
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