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Mauli Ola expands reach to those with cystic fibrosis

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Mauli Ola Fnd. Updates

Mauli Ola Foundation expands plans with help from world's best surfers

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 January, 2012 : - - Moving into its 5th year as a non-profit foundation providing natural therapies for people with genetic disorders, Mauli Ola (MOF) continues to grow and be an important part of the lives of many people living with Cystic Firbosis (CF).  The primary mission of the foundation is to provide surf experience days for kids and young adults who have CF (a pulmonary condition that affects the lungs, pancreas and other organs). 

The ocean water and air, with its high saline content, helps breakdown the mucus in the lungs, thereby allowing for easier clearance of the mucus and enhanced breathing ability.  The foundation has held over 60 surf experience days to date and has introduced surfing to over 600 participants.  It is your support that has helped the foundation grow and continue to expand.  We thank you!

Who Is Involved

Professional Surfers, MMA Athletes and Actors who have contributed their time to the foundation:
• Kala Alexander (surfer)
• Kalani Robb (surfer)
• Kelly Slater (surfer)
• Sunny Garcia (surfer)
• BJ Penn (MMA)
• Jason Mamoa (actor)
• Makua Rothman (surfer)
• Brian Ortega (MMA)
• Michael Papajohn (actor)
• Pete Lenkov (Executive Producer - Hawaii Five-0)
• Matt Earl (Director - Hawaii Five-0)
• Kyle Harimoto (Writer - Hawaii Five-0)
• Nissen Osterneck (MMA)
• Shawn "Barney" Barron (surfer)
• Gavin Beschen (surfer)
• Scott Caan (actor)

Mauli Ola is supported and funded by our friends of the foundation.   We greatly appreciate all the help and we look forward to 2012 as another great year for the foundation and the people it supports.

What Mauli Ola Did In 2011

• 20 Surf Experience Days throughout the US - from Santa Cruz, CA to Mission Beach, CA and from Corpus Cristi, TX to Cocoa Beach, FL and on up to the Hamptons, NH, and Oahu, HI)
• 20+ Hospital Visits throughout the US
• Hawaii 5-0 on CBS - Mauli Ola surf experience day featured on Hawaii Five-0 episode 

• Fox News Galevston - Professional surfer and MOF marketing outreach director Kalani Robb and Surf Experience Day Director Bobby Serna interviewed on Fox News in Galveston about the hospital visits and surf days. 
• Loma Linda University Medical Center - Mauli Ola was invited by LLUMC to decorate a children's pulmonary ward (10 bedrooms and hallway).  Click here
• Children's Hospital Co-Branding - We co-branded with some of the major university children's medical centers in the nation.

• Golf Tournament #4 - The Surfers for Cystic Fibrosis golf tournament was another complete sell out with surfers, surfing and biotech companies coming together for a great cause.  All funds raised went to Surf Experience Days.
• SIMA Grant #4 - We have been recognized by SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) for the past 4 years and have received grant money for our surf expierence days. 

• Bud Light Lime - A new radical surf series event started this year with 2 major surf events in Southern California, one in San Onofre State Beach (Chruch) and The Point, Ventura.  MOF was the beneficiary of this event as a non-profit. 

• David Chow Foundation - ?

• Surfer Poll - Mauli Ola was selected as the Agent of Change recipient at the 2010 Surfer Poll Awards at Turtle Bay Hawaii.

• Quiksilver Foundation (Kelly Slater) - Kelly Slater won his 10th World Title last year and the Quiksilver Foundation donated $10,000 to 10 foundations.  Kelly Slater chose the MOF as one of those foundations.

Plans For 2012

• 20 Surf Experience Days throughout the US and Hawaii - To learn more about our tour stops, times and locations, please visit our site at

• 20+ Hospital Visits throughout the US and Hawaii - Our hospital visit program will be in full swing again this year, visiting all the sick children with our professional surf and MMA athletes.

• Concerts - The foundation will be holding music concerts with the first one being in Hawaii in March.

• Golf Tournament #5 - The foundation will be holding its 5th Annual Surfers for Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament on July 30th, 2012 at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast (a new location from last year).  This high profile course will provide plenty of challenging holes and provide an ocean view on most holes.  More information about this event will be forth coming in a few months.  Any questions about the events, please contact Steve Swanson at 949-892-7624.

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Source: Mauli Ola

Author: Steve Swanson

Tags: Mauli Ola, Cystic Fibrosis, Kelly Slater, Kalani Robb

Humanitarian: Surfersvillage


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