Before Cayce Girardeau died in October from cancer, she had written: "Before I die, I want to do something that will live beyond me."

One event continuing the late Savannah woman's wish is the Shamrock Scramble, in its third year, started by Girardeau herself.

"It's not a race," said Julie Stedman, Girardeau's niece and the event organizer.

It is, however, part scavenger hunt, party, city exploration - and all for the good of those fighting cancer.

"This is a great cause that will help women right here in our area," Steadman said.

Participants pay $20 the day of the event, March 8, beginning at 1:15 p.m. outside The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St.

The scramble begins at 2 p.m.

Participants walk from The Rail with a list of 15 "fun tasks" that have a St. Patrick's Day theme.

They choose 10 tasks, which may range from taking a picture of an item in a square, or dressing up in creative outfits with items provided by organizers.

Locations are about a half-mile from The Rail.

"As long as you're able to walk, you should be able to do it," said Steadman, who calls it "leisurely."

Scramblers walk about an hour and a half before returning to The Rail around 3:45 p.m.

Then the after-party starts.

All participants get a drink from The Rail and a Spudnik potato.

Names of finishers are pulled from a hat for prizes. Teams also win for wearing the most green or the most pink, in honor of the holiday and breast cancer awareness.

All proceeds benefit two local breast cancer awareness groups: Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate and the local chapter of the Young Survival Coalition.

"Both organizations work tirelessly to support survivors and promote breast health," Steadman said.

"It is through generous donations like these that we are able to fund local life-saving programs," said Beth Desloges, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

Desloges mentions free mammograms, diagnostics and education to underserved locals.

"These programs would not be possible without the support of our local community," she said.