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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