Pipeline to a Cure
beating Cystic Fibrosis
On a July evening in Surf City at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Pipeline to a Cure brought the biggest names in the surfing industry together with hundreds of supporters for the cause of beating cystic fibrosis.
Pipeline honorary co-chairs Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, along with fellow surfing legend Brett Lickle, recounted their death-defying days surfing 80-foot waves in Maui. As courageous as that sounds, these pros said people living with cystic fibrosis are braver.
In the oceanfront courtyard, Shelby Klug, a cystic fibrosis ambassador and 17-year-old high school senior, spoke of her challenges. “Thank you for fighting this disease with me,” she said in front of the aloha-style-dressed crowd, who gave her a standing ovation.
The event raised $610,000 through the silent and live auctions, where guests bid on the guitar of Green Day’s Tre Cool. As he strummed on stage, he raised $17,000. In its eighth year, Pipeline to a Cure has raised a total of $4.3 million for research