Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

When: Saturday July 19th, 2008 at 6pm

Where: Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, California

What: Pipeline to a Cure, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Pacsun are rallying the surfing world to recognize and support the direct positive effect surfing has on those afflicted with cystic fibrosis. Unknowingly, surfers have held a key to improved lung function for CF patients. With Honorees Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Honorary Co-Chairmen Laird Hamilton and David Kalama, the Kelly Slater Foundation, BJ’s Restaurants and many others, Pacsun invite you to join them in this inaugural event to celebrate and fund raise for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Cystic Fibrosis: In recent years doctors in Australia realized surfers who suffered from CF had significantly healthier lungs than their non surfer patients. The inhalation of salt water mist hydrates the lining of the lungs and actually assists in the elimination of bacteria laden mucus. A “surf session” is now replicated daily for those with CF through the use of a Hypertonic Saline Solution developed as a result of studying surfers.

Nowhere in sports can you point to an example like surfing and Cystic Fibrosis where participation in the sport actually helps to mitigate the impact of a disease. We all know surfing is great for the soul and the body, but in this case, it actually helps fight the crippling effects of disease. That is unique and it presents a one of kind opportunity for the surfing world to help ease suffering for thousands of people worldwide.

As surfers, we have an obligation to preserve our oceans and help spread awareness and education to keep our playgrounds clean. And, when we have the opportunity to help fellow surfers and their friends, don't we all share that responsibility as well? When presented with an opportunity to do something that can mean so much, to so many, surfers need to heed the call. Pipeline to a Cure is a campaign to do just that.

On July 19th, 2008 Pacsun's Pipeline to a Cure inaugural gala will brand this unique connection between the worlds’ of surfing and cystic fibrosis at the Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, California. They need your help in generating a powerful groundswell that will ultimately bring comfort and hope to the thousands of individuals who suffer worldwide. Here is one time we should be stoked to all ride the same wave - come on, drop in!

Please contact the organisers for sponsorship, attendee and auction item information.