H.E. Double Hockey Stick Blues (as sung in Alpharetta by the enemy #1 "Mr. Cyst" this week... special thanks to Johnny Cash for "Folsom Cuty Blues"

We love our Tom Murphy:  especially when he sets lyrics to familiar tunes with ShamRockin' only 6 days away.  He's named our foe "Cyst" ... help us put Cyst on the express train to hell at ShamRockin' next Saturday night!!


I hear the express train comin'

It's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen no sufferin’ since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Shamrock prison, and I ain’t a doin’ so well
But that express train keeps a rollin' – its’ destination HELL…

When I was just a baby my mama told me Cyst,
Always take the good kids, a cure ain’t on the list...
But I met up with Shamrockers and they will watch me die…
When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry..

I bet there's rich folks eating under the pretty Alpharetta stars
They're probably drinkin' Abita and smoking big cigars.
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
But those people keep a givin'
And that's what tortures me...

Well if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it backwards - a little farther up the line
Far from Shamrock prison, that's where I want to stay
I'd never blow that freakin’ whistle – delay my dyin’ day...

Love and Faith in Good Deeds

It is Valentine's Day - and what better day to call attention to the people around ShamRockin' who amaze me every day.   The fact that I just so rarely hear the word "No" when we ask someone to help.  A few recent examples of the people who own my heart today;

Mitch Bloom of Bloom Marketing Concepts for whacking away at his pricing so that we can have great merchandise to sell our loyal fans at ShamRockin' to raise more money to fund a cure.

Rich Lebo of Sull Graphics, our original Leprechaun Logo designer, makes modifications we need to save money on reproductions.  For free, less than a 12 hour turnaround.

Tara Fust of Tara Fust Design who interrupts getting ready for a trip across the country to look at colleges with her son to finish critical changes to the ticketing system on the website... Tara has done all our web redesign work at NO CHARGE.

Axel Lowe of Rock 100.5 who for the third year will be donating his time as our ShamRockin' emcee... and for all the other fundraising help he will be providing leading up to the event.

Not to forget our incredible committee.  Not a single person knows the words "can't" or "not  possible".  We are CF's most formidable enemy.  And to all of you who have bought tickets or are about to Buy Tickets for March 9 ... Thank You.

Lara, Co-Chair ShamRockin 2013

This Weekend on the ShamRockin' Bike Tour...

Come out and see our friends at Lucky's Burgers and Brew in Roswell on Friday evening, Feb 8, between 5:30 - 9:00 PM.  Enjoy a great burger and get your $20 raffle ticket to win the Triumph Bonneville (or $3500 cash)!  

On Saturday, Feb 9, we will be ShamRockin' at Olde Blind Dog in Crabapple/Alpharetta from 5:30 - 9:00 pm.  Get a taste of great Irish Pub food and another chance to see the bike... (OBD will also be dishing it up at ShamRockin'!!).

Sunday evening Feb 10, we will really be revved up... Hudson Grille at Hwy 9 and Windward Parkway is hosting our Momentum Meeting from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.  Come get  ShamRockin' psyched, another opportunity to purchase your raffle tickets, and the unveiling of the new UB4Me ShamRockin' 2013 shirt.

Mark Gilliam Insurance and American Idol!!

First things first, it's about the dollars.  Our friends at the Mark Gilliam Insurance Group have offered to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for EVERY "LIKE" on their Facebook page between now and March 9... so go to it!!  

Did everybody see American Idol last night?  From the zap2it blog:  

Sixteen-year-old Kayden Stephenson auditioned for "American Idol," looking like he's not old enough to be there. But that's because he has Cystic Fibrosis, which means he probably won't live past the age of 35.

Kayden says, "It's definitely scary, but also it gives me an opportunity to do everything now while I'm young. I'm doing 'American Idol' because this is my dream. I've always wanted to be on the show, that's why I came here as soon as I got of age."

The Bike Tour!!!

Now through January 31 the ShamRockin' For A Cure Triumph motorcycle is at the Total Wine, Perimeter Mall location.  Follow the bike on tour, and get your raffle tickets to WIN the motorcycle (or your choice of the $3500 cash prize).  Next stops:

  • Saturday, February 2 at the Beer Growler in Alpharetta (near the Windward & Hwy 9 Hudsons Grill)
  • Sunday, February 3 from 8 - 11 AM at Caffeine & Octane off Windward Parkway west of GA 400, followed by SUPERBOWL SUNDAY at Adele's Cajun Restaurant from 4:00 through the evening.

Momentum Now! Truimph Bike Tour Raffle

Watch for dates as we take the Triumph motorcycle - donated by Strongbow -  on tour OTP to sell raffle tickets... $20 gets you a raffle ticket to win the bike or $3500 cash!!  Drawing will be during ShamRockin' For A Cure on March 9... you don't need to be present to win... but why would you want to miss the best party of the year?  And better yet - money raised goes to fight Cystic Fibrosis!!  Bike Raffle Tour dates and locations coming soon!!!

The new SFAC website is live!

The biggest party on the Northside, ShamRockin' for a Cure 2013, has a brand new site to showcase the fun, the sponsors, the amazing auction items and details that make this one party you don't want to miss! The site is live, tickets are on sale, and we're hard at work making sure that this year's party will be one to remember! Are you ready?

ShamRockin' 2013 is coming!

ShamRockin’ 2013 is coming!  Bigger and better than ever!  ShamRockin’ tickets make GREAT holiday gifts so order yours online now!  Watch for us around town in the coming weeks with an amazing raffle item to be given away on March 9… a Triumph Motorcycle!!  Strongbow Cider, Abita Beer and Guiness Beer all included in your ticket price as well as great food from local restaurants.  Party with a purpose as we raise money for Cystic Fibrosis!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the fun we had last year...

I Love Me Some ShamRockin’!