Lemons: Sweet. Tart. The key ingredient in so many of life's great moments; just add tonic and a little something spirited - cocktail time!
They say when life hands you lemons... make lemonade, right? I say, if your biggest worry is making lemonade, you should consider yourself lucky. When Pam & Jon Baker we're handed two children with cystic fibrosis (CF), they didn't even think about making lemonade; instead, they made an Army. Their story has inspired hundreds, not just to write a check, but to get deeply involved. Their Baker Boys Battalion started as a letter writing campaign to fund raise for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), grew into a launch pad for passion fundraising, and is now responsible for an Army of passionate fundraisers who've raised close to $2 million in the fight against CF.
They’re even inspiring our future generations. One recent Sunday, the ShamRockin' Army gathered together like a hive of busy bees planning out the details of ShamRockin’ for Cure. While we were inside, little Army members took it upon themselves to open a lemonade stand.
When asked why she decided to go door to door selling lemonade, Hallee Reed, age 7, said, “Because I want to save my cousins’ lives.”
They raised $51.50 on that Sunday, and were very proud to present it to the planning committee.
How can we inspire YOU to help us fund raise? How can you inspire OTHERS?
The answers to these questions may just be at ShamRockin’ for a Cure on March 7th.
There’s always a little bit of magic in the air. Laughter through tears; dancing, crying, inspiring. You’ll get to see Gavin Baker and his lacrosse team selling raffle tickets. You’ll get to hear from a family that fights CF every day and were recently featured in the OFFICIAL video for OneRepublic's I Lived. You’ll have the opportunity to Give the Gift of Hope – a donation right there on the spot that will change all of their lives.
From a lemonade stand this past Sunday to 1,500 generous people at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre this March 7, the Bakers’ Army delivers. And each dollar you give pushes us onward in our fight for more breaths, more days, more years for our friends' children to enjoy what life might hand them. Including lemons.
What’s NEW at this years’ ShamRockin' for a Cure?
- LIVE MUSIC from Bogey and the Viceroy IN the Orchestra Pit! The party has gotten SO big we're moving the band to the thick of the action!
- EXCLUSIVE, sponsors-only access to the stage!
- 20 INCREDIBLE restaurants in the "Taste of ShamRockin'"
- Open bars throughout the party including Angel's Envy Bourbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, Karma Tequila, Papa's Pillar Rum, and of course BEER and WINE!