Tag: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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.

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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.

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.

CF-AmbassadorCarlyLindmeier

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.