Category: Pipeline To A Cure

Touchdown to a Cure Donates 1500 To Cystic Fibrosis in USC Versus California

November 17, 2014 lacarguy Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

The LAcarGUY Touchdown to a Cure fund raiser continues to go on as the 2014 USC season progresses and with each new game the dealership donates more money to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. To recap the event a bit, each time that the University of Southern California scores a touchdown against an opposing team LAcarGUY donates $300 to the Annual Pipeline to a Cure gala, a major fund-raising event that generates money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Last Game Donations

USC went up against the California Golden Bears in their last game and lost by a slight amount with the end score being 30 to 38. They came back in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to pull off the victory. During the game they managed to score five touchdowns for a total donation of $1,500 towards the effort to fight Cystic Fibrosis. This boosts the overall total up noticeably.

Total Donation

So far this season the LAcarGUY dealership group has donated $13,800 to Cystic Fibrosis with two more games left in the season. The Colorado game still remains as the biggest donation to date with a total of $2,400 being donated for the eight touchdowns scored over the course of the match.

About Pipeline to a Cure

Pipeline to a Cure is a non-profit organization that strives to raise money to help fund research to cure Cystic Fibrosis. The organization throws an annual gala that brings draws activists in from all over the world and raises a huge amount of money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the research that they do.

 

 

1500 Donated To Cystic Fibrosis from the USC Versus Washington State Game

November 4, 2014 lacarguy Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , 0 Comments

The LAcarGUY Touchdown to a Cure fund raiser continues to go on as the 2014 USC season progresses and with each new game the dealership donates more money to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. To recap the event a bit, each time that the University of Southern California scores a touchdown against an opposing team LAcarGUY donates $300 to the Annual Pipeline to a Cure gala, a major fund-raising event that generates money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Last Game Donations

Most recently USC faced off against Washington State and they managed to beat the team with a final score of 44 to 17. Throughout the game, the team scored five different touchdowns leading to a total donation of $1,500 toward Cystic Fibrosis research.

Total Donation

So far this season the LAcarGUY dealership group has donated $12,300 to Cystic Fibrosis with three more games left in the season. The Colorado game still remains as the biggest donation to date with a total of $2,400 being donated for the eight touchdowns scored throughout the event.

About Pipeline to a Cure

Pipeline to a Cure is a non-profit organization that strives to raise money to help fund research to cure Cystic Fibrosis. The organization throws an annual gala that brings draws activists in from all over the world and raises a huge amount of money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the research that they do.

 

The USC Versus Utah Game Raises 900 for Cystic Fibrosis

October 27, 2014 lacarguy Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

The LAcarGUY Touchdown to a Cure fund raiser continues to go on as the 2014 USC season progresses and with each new game the dealership donates more money to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. To recap the event a bit, each time that the University of Southern California scores a touchdown against an opposing team LAcarGUY donates $300 to the Annual Pipeline to a Cure gala, a major fund-raising event that generates money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

2014 usc versus utah

Last Game Donations

In the most recent game the USC Trojans went up against Utah and they managed to score three touchdowns for a total donation of $900. The game resulted in a loss for the team, though it was close, with the end score being 21 – 24.

Total Donation

So far this season the LAcarGUY dealership group has donated $10,800 to Cystic Fibrosis with four more games left in the season still. The game against Colorado resulted in the biggest single-game donation so far this season when USC achieved a total of eight touchdowns for a single game donation of $2,400.

About Pipeline to a Cure

Pipeline to a Cure is a non-profit organization that strives to raise money to help fund research to cure Cystic Fibrosis. The organization throws an annual gala that brings draws activists in from all over the world and raises a huge amount of money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the research that they do.

The 2014 Touchdown to a Cure Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research

September 19, 2014 lacarguy LAcarGUY Awards, mike sullivan, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY is once again happy to run the Touchdown to a Cure event to benefit sufferers from Cystic Fibrosis in conjunction with the Pipeline to a Cure Foundation. Mike Sullivan (CEO) of LAcarGUY, has been a member of the Pipeline to a Cure board since its inception. Throughout football season the event donates thousands of dollars to this great non-profit cause, and helps raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis as well. If you would like to learn more about the event visit it here.

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The Touchdown to a Cure Event

LAcarGUY is continuing their Touchdown to a Cure event this year and will be donating $300 for every touchdown that USC (The University of Southern California) scores this season. We’re off to a good start this season, but Pipeline to a Cure needs as much money as they can get to help with research costs. Follow along with our latest donations here, and even make one of your own if you like.

About Pipeline to a Cure

Pipeline to a Cure is a non-profit organization started in 2007 in homage to an exciting discovery about surfing CF patients. Children and adults alike suffering from Cystic Fibrosis were found to be much healthier if they were also regular surfers. After studying these patients, Australian researchers and Doctors realized that by inhaling salt water regularly the surfers were keeping their lungs moist and helping them eliminate mucus infected with bacteria more easily. Now nearly every CF patient uses a salt-water spray on a daily basis to improve their condition.

After that discovery Pipeline to a Cure was started and the organization has raised more than $2 million in research funding since then. You can rest assured that when you make a donation to the organization the majority of your money is going toward research because $0.92 of every dollar donated goes in the research fund.

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About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a debilitating genetic defect that creates thicker mucus in the lungs leading to trouble with lung health and digestion. It affects around 30,000 children and adults, and makes it difficult for their pancreas, digestive system and immune system to function properly. Additional research funding helps aid the goal of discovering a cure to this disease.

LAcarGUY Proudly Sponsors Pipeline To A Cure

August 21, 2013 lacarguy Charity, Community Involvement, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , 0 Comments

In July we shared a post about LAcarGUY‘s involvement with Pipeline To A Cure and how this year’s annual gala raised more than $525,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Pipeline to a Cure

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic 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.

Pipeline To A Cure brings together the surfing community to help fight Cystic Fibrosis and has raised over $2.5 million for the entire campaign. Pipeline to a Cure was created to herald the discovery by Australian researchers who found that cystic fibrosis children that surfed had significantly healthier lungs. Doctors determined that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs, which allows cystic fibrosis patients to more easily eliminate bacteria-contaminated mucus. This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which cystic fibrosis patients around the world now inhale every day. In essence, cystic fibrosis patients now mimic a “surf session” on a daily basis.

Watch the following video to find out more about the event that took place:

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Pipeline to a Cure Gala Raises $525,000 for CF Research

July 24, 2013 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , 1 Comment

The 6th annual Pipeline to a Cure gala, held on July 20, raised more than $525,000 to help fund cystic fibrosis research. The total funds raised for the entire Pipeline campaign is now more than $2.5 million. LAcarGUY is honored to be part of the initiative in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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About 700 people gathered for the gala, sharing passion for the ocean and helping others, and listened as CF ambassador, Carly Lindmeier shared her story and everyday struggle with the disease. She talked about how the hereditary disease means hours of daily treatment, dozens of medications, and the effects of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Carly talked about the average lifespan of someone with CF which is 37 years old, and at 18, she is now middle-aged. She thanked Pipeline supporters for their support as it helps bolster her sense of hope to continue to fight with a positive attitude.

Attendees had the opportunity to participate in the Bid for a Cure auction where all dollars raised go directly to research. Every dollar raised was matched by Mike Sullivan of LAcarGUY, bringing the total contributions for Bid for a Cure to $135,000.

Mike and Christine Ness were honored for their ongoing support of the event and the CF mission to find a cure. Other celebrity attendees included honorary co-chairs Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, Gabrielle Reece, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak, surf legends Robert August, Peter “PT” Townend, Jericho Poppler, Mickey Munoz and Sam August. Jed Noll, son of legendary big wave surfer Greg Noll, contributed a hand-shaped, re-creation of the 11-foot surfboard Greg rode on that historic winter day at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in 1964.

The Pipeline to a Cure event was created to herald the discovery by Australian researchers who found that children with cystic fibrosis who surfed had significantly healthier lungs. Doctors determined that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs, which allows cystic fibrosis patients to more easily eliminate bacteria-contaminated mucus. This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which cystic fibrosis patients around the world now inhale every day. In essence, cystic fibrosis patients now mimic a “surf session” on a daily basis.

Cystic fibrosis 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.

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, Coca-Cola, RAJ Manufacturing, Todd and Sue Klug, Matros Family, Healthcare Management Services, Kaiser Permanente, Rutan & Tucker, Heineken, Crown Imports/Pacifico, CBS Sports, Quiksilver, Volcom, HB Surf School, Newport Surf Camp, Time & Alarm Systems.

LAcarGUY donates $16,500 to Pipeline To A Cure to fight Cystic Fibrosis

December 9, 2011 lacarguy Charity, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY has been working for many years to raise money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, a terrible decease that effects the respiratory system. LAcarGUY has been donating $300 for every touchdown USC has scored this year to the fight against CF, the prolific USC offense rang up 56 touchdowns this year bring the total LAcarGUY donation for 2011 to $16,500! Last year LAcarGUY donated $15,900, so we are happy to donate even more money this year.

For those that are not familiar with the disease, Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs, but can also target the pancreas, liver and intestines. It is characterized by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across epithelium, leading to thick, viscous secretions.

CF is caused by a mutation in the gene for the protein cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). This gene is required to regulate the components of sweat, digestive juices, and mucus. Although most people without CF have two working copies of the CFTR gene, only one is needed to prevent cystic fibrosis. CF develops when neither gene works normally and therefore has autosomal recessive inheritance.

The Pipeline to a Cure Campaign was created to herald the discovery by Australian researchers who found that Cystic Fibrosis children that surfed had significantly healthier lungs. Doctors determined that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs, which allows CF patients to more easily eliminate bacteria-contaminated mucus. This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which CF patients around the world now inhale every day. In essence, CF patients now mimic a “surf session” on a daily basis.

Because of this amazing discovery, the surfing community has adopted the Pipeline To A Cure Campaign to help raise money and awareness to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Legendary Waterman Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama have stamped their names on Pipeline and for the last three years have been dedicated to the fight. Included with Laird and Dave are Rob Machado, Lisa Anderson, Tom Curren and PT Townsend. They have all lent their time and talents to promotePipeline to a Cure and help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Since its creation in 2008, Pipeline To A Cure has raised over 1.3 million dollars to fight Cystic Fibrosis.

LAcarGUY Donates $15,900 to Pipeline To A Cure

December 23, 2010 lacarguy Charity, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY And USC Trojans Score With Touchdown To A Cure

After thirteen hard-fought games and 56 touchdowns, the Trojan/LAcarGUY partnership generated $15,900 toward fighting Cystic Fibrosis as a contribution to Pipeline To A Cure from the LA-area Family of Dealerships. The funds go toward education and research.

“Our involvement with Pipeline To A Cure, USC Trojans and the many proud people who are striving to eliminate Cystic Fibrosis, allowing children struck with the disease to live easier, is so important” announced Mike Sullivan, President of LAcarGUY. “The nearly $16,000 that was raised from Trojan touchdowns will go a long way to help. We need to bring more awareness and fund raising to help in the fight against what essentially takes the breath, and ultimately the lives, of many youth”.

Studies and real-life experience show that when people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis are at coastal areas, or even better in the water, their breathing eases when the salt-rich air and water help draw fluid from the tissue helping to eliminate the heavy mucus build-up in the lungs and digestive tract.

LAcarGUY thanks the USC Trojans for taking part in the important efforts…

Four Games Into The Season, USC And LAcarGUY Are Helping Touchdown To A Cure!

September 28, 2010 lacarguy Charity, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

With four consecutive wins (and 21 touchdowns), LAcarGUY’s commitment to help fight Cystic Fibrosis has a staunch supporter: the USC Trojans. For every touchdown scored this season, $300 will be donated to Pipeline To A Cure’s efforts by our stores. The running total is now $6,300 and at the pace that USC is scoring, the fight against this tough disease will grow rapidly!

We’ll be updating here periodically and every week on our Facebook pages for each store. Want to know how to get involved yourself? Simply to go http://www.lacarguy.com/cure and click on the “Donate Now” button under the dollar thermometer

LAcarGUY Announces Sponsorship of USC Football's "Touchdown To A Cure"

September 2, 2010 lacarguy Charity, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Pipeline To A Cure Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

For every touchdown USC scores this year, LAcarGUY will donate $300 to Pipeline To A Cure, a charity focused on raising money to cure Cystic Fibrosis.

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Hawthorne, CA – September 2, 2010 – LAcarGUY, Los Angeles’ premier family of auto dealerships and number one hybrid dealer in the world, is giving USC another reason to score this season.  For every touchdown USC delivers, LAcarGUY will donate $300 to Pipeline To A Cure – an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF).  CF is an inherited chronic disease that disables the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. (70,000 worldwide).

Based in Southern California, Pipeline To A Cure was created after Australian researchers discovered that children with CF who surfed had significantly healthier lungs. The study found that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs.  This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which CF patients around the world now inhale every day.  In essence, CF patients now mimic a “surf session” on a daily basis.

LAcarGUY hopes to donate up to $15,000 at the end of the 13-game USC season.  ESPN will be promoting the donation on their pre- and post- radio broadcasts on ESPN/710 via the program title “Touchdown to a Cure.”

LAcarGUY founder and avid surfer Mike Sullivan became a supporter of Pipeline To a Cure immediately after meeting ambassador and fellow surfer Emily Haager. Haager spent most of her young life raising awareness about the disease and helping other CF patients endure the grueling daily treatment regimens that keep them alive.  Haager lost her battle with CF in May of 2010 but her spirit continues to inspire everyone to continue fighting the disease.

“We have been involved with Pipeline To A Cure since its inception and have always been a proud supporter of local sports teams,” says Mike Sullivan.  “We hope this fundraiser with USC will help not only raise money but raise awareness on CF and Pipeline To A Cure’s overall mission. ”

About LAcarGUY

The LAcarGUY family of dealerships has been a Los Angeles fixture since “Sully” Sullivan opened its first dealership, Volkswagen Santa Monica in 1964. Today, LAcarGUY includes 10 award-winning dealerships throughout Los Angeles and a state-of-the-art body shop.  As a local family-owned business, LAcarGUY is recognized as a prominent supporter of community events, charitable organizations and environmental causes. As the number one hybrid dealer in the world, LAcarGUY is proud to lead the industry into a greener automotive future. For more information, please visit www.lacarguy.com.

About Pipeline To A Cure

Since its creation in 2008, Pipeline To A Cure has raised over 1.3 million dollars to fight Cystic Fibrosis (CF) – an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).  CF is 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.

The Pipeline to a Cure Campaign was created to herald the discovery by Australian researchers who found that CF children that surfed had significantly healthier lungs.  Doctors determined that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs, which allows CF patients to more easily eliminate bacteria-contaminated mucus.  This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which CF patients around the world now inhale every day.  In essence, CF patients now mimic a “surf session” on a daily basis.

The LA surfing community has adopted the Pipeline To a Cure Campaign to help raise money and awareness to find a cure for CF.  Legendary Waterman Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama have stamped their names on Pipeline, and for the last three years have been dedicated to the fight.  Included with Laird and Dave are Rob Machado, Lisa Anderson, Tom Curren and PT Townsend.  They have all lent their time and talents to promote Pipeline to a Cure and help find a cure for CF. For more information, please visit www.pipelinetoacure.com.

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