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Shamrockin’ For A Cure scheduled for March 7

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:58 p.m. CDT
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The O'Connell family: Kellene (from left); Brady, 4; Matt; and Quinn, 1, is getting out their green for the second annual Shamrockin' For A Cure fundraiser, for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Friday 2014. Brady has Cystic Fibrosis.

LA GRANGE – After selling out with more than 400 people at last year’s event, Shamrockin’ For A Cure will return this month at a larger venue.

The St. Patrick’s Day -themed event will begin at 7 p.m. March 7 at Countryside Banquets, 6200 Joliet Road. The night will include Irish dancers, bagpipes, a live band, auctions and more. Tickets, which also will be available at the door, cost $60 per person and include beer, wine and food.

Shamrockin’ For A Cure, which began as a family and friend get together, supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Proceeds raised from the Irish-themed party will benefit the foundation and go toward CF research.

For more information on the event and the story behind it, visit You also can read last week’s cover story on La Grange’s O’Connell family at

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