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WE SHAMROCKED…THANK YOU!

27 Mar

A BIG THANK YOU! $150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Thanks to all who donated, attended and sponsored Shamrockin’ for a Cure! We are so incredibly humbled and grateful for your support and we are excited to cross the finish line together with the greatest team of all time!

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WE ROCKED THE HOUSE!!

Thank you for your continued support and generosity to help make Cystic Fibrosis stand for CURE FOUND.

OConnell Family

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Hinsdale Nurseries
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Wirtz Beverage Illinois
Burke Beverage
Three Floyds
Bulleit Bourbon
Captain Morgan
Crown Royal
Ketel One Vodka
Tanqueray
Murphy Paving and Sealcoating, Inc
Holidazzlers Hoping for a Cure
The Cada Family
Thomas and Marilyn Cahill
CPS
Doggie Depot, Inc
Peterson and Associates
Wells Fargo Advisor, John Linehan
Westfield Ford
American Airlines
Out for Hours
Gene and Maureen Hochberg and Family
Trader Joe’s
Coffee Cup Productions
Frost Lighting
Kenny’s Irish Pub
Nicole Pearl Photography
Jenna Galecki
Trinity Irish Dancers
Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department
Brendan Greeley

AND

OUR INCREDIBLE SHAMROCKIN’ COMMITTEE!

THANK YOU!!!!!!

 

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LUCK OF THE IRISH

19 Feb
Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2015 is NEXT FRIDAY! Do you have your tickets?
Get your tickets now and help us kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Season!
Tickets are selling fast!

SHAMROCKIN’ FOR A CURE

February 27th, 2015
7:00 pm
Countryside Banquets
6200 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525
Tickets cost $60 ($27 is tax deductible)

*Ticket price includes food, open bar and entertainment

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY:
http://grillinois.cff.org/shamrockin

SNEAK PEAK OF THE SHAMROCKIN AUCTION AND RAFFLE PACKAGES

Las Vegas, Naples, Los Angeles and New York City Packages
Autographed Blackhawk Jerseys of Hossa, Kane and Toews
White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Bears Tickets
Shopping Packages
Maroon 5 Concert Tickets
Exclusive VIP WXRT Concert
3 Floyds Brewery Tour
Golf
Spa and Fitness
Kids’ Adventures
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Get ready to SHAMROCK the Dance Floor with OUT FOR HOURS BAND! Plus, we are PLEASED to announce the official AFTER PARTY is Sponsored by Kenny’s Irish Pub in Countryside.

 Finally, #TBT THROW BACK THURSDAY

This is why we need to find a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis

Thank you for helping us make CF stand for CURE FOUND.

Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2015

19 Jan

We are only 40 days from the official kick-off to St. Patrick’s Day, Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2015, and we are looking forward to a great night with family and friends! We are excited to see everyone and we are especially excited to thank everyone for your support…we are getting much closer to a cure thanks to the HUGE help of Team O’Connell!

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We have an upgraded bar this year and a great program lined up:

Irish Dancers
Bagpipers
Silent Auction

Raffle

We also have our favorite band Out for Hours back again this year to get the dance party going!

Please purchase your tickets early (http://grillinois.cff.org/shamrockin) and plan to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day while we kick CF’s butt!

THANKS FOR HELPING US KICK CF’S BUTT!

SAVE THE DATE – Shamrockin’ 2015

5 Nov

We are hard at work planning Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2015!

Friday, February 27, 2015 – 7:00PM at Countryside Banquets

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
http://grillinois.cff.org/shamrockin

The official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day Season! Come out and help us find a much needed CURE for Cystic Fibrosis.

Save the date 2015
The night will feature bag pipers, Irish dancers, drinks, dinner and more.  With a live band, the famous Pot of Gold raffle and a premium silent auction, Irish eyes will definitely be smiling on this unforgettable night!

For details about sponsoring this event or if want to donate to the silent auction please email kcada@yahoo.com.

We are in this together!  We are not stopping until we find a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis.

MAY IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

7 May

Hello Team O’Connell! 

We are so happy the summer is almost here!

Since 2008, Team O’Connell has participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides Walk.  We are happy to report Team O’Connell will be walking in TWO walk sites again this year.  THE WALK IS FREE so come out and join us as we walk to find a CURE for CF. Besides, our kids are usually running around like crazy and it is fun to see who can catch them! If you have a Team O’Connell shirt, please wear it!  If not, we will have extras at each walk site. 

Naperville Walk
Date: 05/17/2014
Walk: 10:00am
Distance: 3 Miles
Event Location: Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Naperville, IL

Chicago Walk
Date: 05/18/2014
Walk: 11:00am
Distance: 3 Miles
Event Location: Arvey Field,Chicago, IL

For more walk information or how to make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
http://bit.ly/1os0HNq

Thank you,

Kellene, Matt, Brady and QuinnImage

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

Thank You! Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2014 was a HUGE success!

13 Apr

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters for helping make Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2014 such a HUGE success! More than 500 people attended this year and helped us achieve 140% of our goal. We are making tremendous progress toward finding a CURE for all Cystic Fibrosis patients and we feel incredibly blessed to have such an amazing network of friends and family to help us get across the finish line.

Kellene and I attended the Cystic Fibrosis National Volunteer Leadership Conference last week and we were re-energized by the inspiring people we met from all over the country. We have lost too many great people to the CF fight and the Foundation’s focus and strategy has proven some incredible results that instill confidence we will find a cure for all CF patients!

Thank You! The Cure Found party is going to be AMAZING!
Matt, Kellene, Brady & Quinn O’Connell

Sláinte!

26 Feb

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Friday, March 7th
Countryside Banquets
6200 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
7:00pm -11:00pm

http://grillinois.cff.org/shamrockin

Tickets cost $60 ($49 is tax deductible) and includes beer, wine and food.

Brady was on the front page of the Suburban Life today (2/26/2014)

Brady was on the front page of the Suburban Life today (2/26/2014)

Brady was very excited to be interviewed and photographed for the Suburban Life story. He was even more excited when I showed him the paper today and he was on the cover and they wrote a story about Shamrockin’ for a Cure! Brady has definitely picked up on the fact that Shamrockin’ is a major priority these days and just assumes Kellene and I are going to a meeting or doing something for Shamrockin’ whenever we leave. He will also make a great manager someday. The other night at dinner he asked me about my day and followed that up with “did you sell anything for Shamrockin’ today?” I look forward to the day when Brady asks me “can you believe we did it? Can you believe we found a cure for CF? What are we doing next dad?”

We are very excited to see everyone March 7th!

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
http://grillinois.cff.org/shamrockin
The night will feature bag pipers, Irish dancers, drinks, dinner and more. With a live band, the famous Pot of Gold raffle and a premium silent auction, Irish eyes will definitely be smiling on this unforgettable night!
Want to donate to our silent auction? Email kcada@yahoo.com

Shamrockin’ for a Cure 2013 sold out with over 400 people so we upgraded the venue to accommodate up to 1,000 people this year! Please invite friends – we promise to have a great night of fun to formally kick-off the St Patrick’s Day season!