Icons from the surf and music worlds came together in Huntington Beach on July 31st for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Pipeline to a Cure” event, which raised more than $450,000 net to battle the disease that robs children and young adults of their youth, their breath, and ultimately, their lives. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. To date, three Pipeline to a Cure events have raised more than $1,300,000 to further these efforts.
The emotional yet inspirational event was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa and attracted more than 650 guests, as well as surfing greats such as Dave Kalama, Rob Machado, Lisa Andersen, and P.T. Townsend, and music stars including Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong and Tom Curren. Below are a few snapshots from the night.
[Former world champ surfer P.T. Townsend, 4x world champ surfer Lisa Andersen and 20 year CF patient and surfer Caleb Remington]
[3x world champ surfer and singer Tom and Maki Curren and Rob Machado]
[Mike Sullivan of LA Car Guy, Tenley Mohlzan and Judy Burlingham, co-chair of Pipeline to a Cure]
[Dave Kalama, Honorary Co-Chair of Pipeline to a Cure and young surfer and fan Augie Gordon]
[Shawn Parr, auctioneer and DJ at Go Country 105, known as the "ambassador for country music", Brad and Lisa Burlingham]
[Long time supporter of Pipeline to a Cure, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and his wife Adrienne]
(Who is, among other things, one of 944 Magazine's picks for "The List" 2010 - a list of eight top OC nightcrawlers....and therefore an authority on all things pertaining to OC events and nightlife.)