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07/22 | NEW SYMRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
PIPELINE TO A CURE
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Pipeline to a Cure began as a way to encourage patients with Cystic Fibrosis to get to the beach. We know that the salty air is medically beneficial to CF patients and surfing provides the added benefit of exercise while in the salty air. Our annual surf events have helped others in the CF community learn how to surf or paddleboard, which makes them want to go to the beach more. If we can get our CF patients and their families to love the beach, hopefully they will lead healthier, longer lives.

Event Date and Hours:
July 22, 2017 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Meet us on the beach just south of 27th Avenue Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Besides introducing a life-long passion to CF families, the Pipeline to a Cure Surf Event will help raise $5,000 and awareness for the disease in Central Florida communities.

WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS?

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.

About Us

Pipeline to a Cure Florida was started to benefit patients with Cystic Fibrosis. In 2006, medical staff in Australia realized that CF patients who surfed had better lung function than their patients who did not surf. Hypertonic Saline treatments have since become common for CF patients all over the world. There is no other sport that is actually of benefit to any disease like surfing is for cystic fibrosis. We have found that many in the surfing community LOVE sharing their sport with the CF community! Our first event was hosted in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on July 30, 2011 and it was a great success!

We started this event here in Florida because our two sons personally benefit from Hypertonic Saline treatments and Rob, who is a surfer, has taught our son Camden to surf when he was 4 years old and he loves it! We go to the beach at least twice a week and we wanted to see our friends in the CF community benefit from this as well. Our goal is to give CF patients and their families an event at the beach that is both fun and theraputic!

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