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Cystic Fibrosis gala to include big auction items

Greg Noll at Pipeline

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Greg Noll board to be auctioned at Pipeline to a Cure

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 July, 2013 : - - One-of-a-kind items and once in a lifetime experiences will headline the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Pipeline to a Cure gala on Saturday, July 20th at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The hundreds of attendees will have an opportunity to bid on a custom, handmade re-creation of the surfboard ridden by big wave pioneer Greg Noll on that historic winter day at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in 1964.  Hand shaped by Greg’s son Jed, the board is more than 11-feet long and comes with a pair of limited edition black and white striped short signed by Greg and a photograph of Greg standing on the beach the moment before he paddled out.

Numerous trips are also on the auction block including: A Hawaii experience with surfer Reef McIntosh including 4 nights at the Hilton, airfare, a Q7 SUV, custom surfboard and a chance to watch the Pipeline Masters contest from the Quiksilver house, a Costa Rica surf experience with Robert and Sam August in Tamarindo Costa Rica, Hawaii surf and SUP experience with Dave Kalama, a SUP experience with Laird Hamilton in Malibu, an Auto Club Speedway Driving Experience for 10 people including a VIP Luxury Terrace Suite at the Pepsi 400, a private jet to Napa Valley; other trip destinations include Mammoth Mountain, Punta Mita, Mexico, and Europe.

Pipeline to a Cure has raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for this chronic and deadly disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).  A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

With no public funding, funds raised from the private sector provide a tremendous and critical lifeline to the more than 70,000 children around the world with cystic fibrosis.  The last five Pipeline events attracted a groundswell of support from the business and surf communities.

Current and past sponsors are Wahoo's Fish Taco, LAcarGUY, A-Med Health Care, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, American Airlines, Coast Benefit Consultants, BJ's Restaurants, Nick Alexander Imports, Kaiser Permanente, Pac Sun, Heineken, Crown Imports, Quiksilver, Volcom, HB Surf School, Newport Surf Camp, and Alar Staffing Corporation.

Pipeline committee members include Paul Motenko (STACKED:Food Well Built), Judy Burlingham (Coast Benefit Consultants), Todd Elder (Black Gold Golf Club), Stan Bryson (Christian Surfers),  Kim Daskas (Vestar Development), Patti Cinkle (ALAR Staffing), Andrew Kopjak (Merrill Lynch), Raven Pugh (Cystic Fibrosis parent), John Gordon (American Security Bank) and Barbara Caruso (Caruso Communications).

The Pipeline gala begins at 6pm for cocktails and silent auction, dinner and live auction program begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the event are $350. Table and other sponsorships are available. For more information about Pipeline to a Cure or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please call (714) 938-1393 or visit the website.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.  The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and has 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one of the most efficient organizations of its kind. It has received a four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. The Foundation's business model has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and by publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.

Source: Caruso Communications

Author: Barbara Caruso

Tags: Pipeline to a Cure, Cystic Fibrosis, Greg Noll

Humanitarian: Surfersvillage


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