Tag: cystic fibrosis research
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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: