Nearly 300K Raised At The 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline to a Cure Gala

2nd ANNUAL PACSUN PIPELINE TO A CURE RAISES NEARLY $300,000 FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION 

 Co-Chair/Surfer Laird Hamilton and Vollyball player Gabrielle Reece attends the 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline To A Cure For The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on July 18, 2009 in Huntington Beach, California.

WHO:           Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama along with surfers Gavin Beschen, Kala Alexander, Michael Ho, Mickey Munoz, Jeff Clark, Jericho Poppler, Julian Wilson, Lisa Anderson, Sally Fitzgibbons, Travis Mellem, celebrities Gabrielle Reece, Eva LaRue (CSI: Miami), Tia Carrere, Tim Salmon (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Tom Shadyac (director) and performers Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson, Sisely Treasure, Mikey Martin of Shiny Toy Guns and Kai Kalama and Ryan Kalama of Off White.

Co-Chair/Surfer Laird Hamilton and Vollyball player Gabrielle Reece

WHAT:           Honorary co-chairs and surf legends Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama welcomed guests to the 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline to a Cure event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday night. The evening brought together the surf world to support the direct positive effect surfing has on those afflicted with cystic fibrosis and raised nearly $300,000 for research and patient care in the process. The Pipeline to a Cure campaign was initiated after research showed that young cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who surf had healthier lungs.  

The event featured a special headline performance from Shiny Toy Guns which included their popular songs Ghost Town, Le Disko and We Are The One. During the 14-song set lead singer Chad Petree even brought up his close friend and publisher Tim James (along with friends Steve McClintock and Chuck Martin) for a jam session of “The Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors. The night also featured a performance from former American Idol Season 8 contestant Kai Kalama alongside his brother Ryan Kalama as part of the band Off White. Chris Cote, Editor-in-Chief of TransWorldSURF, served as emcee for the evening which included a live auction with radio personality Shawn Parr of Go Country 105. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honored Mike Sullivan of LAcarGUY as their 2009 PacSun Pipeline to a Cure honoree. For the second year in a row, Mike Sullivan generously donated a new Toyota Prius to the opportunity drawing. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ambassador Emily Haager was the evening’s star guest as she received warm wishes from the night’s biggest guests and gave a moving speech about her battle with CF during the program.

 Actress Eva La Rue attends the 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline To A Cure For The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on July 18, 2009 in Huntington Beach, California. During the silent auction PacSun Pipeline to a Cure auctioned off items including celebrity autographed Havaianas flip flops. Jack Johnson’s signed and designed Havaiansas raised the most money out of signatures from Zac Efron, Eva Longoria-Parker, Katherine Hiegl, Selena Gomez, Chris Pine, Kate Bosworth, Dakota Fanning, Hayden Panettiere, Jewel, The Cast of 90210, Alexis Bledel, Brian Grazer, Tony Hawk, Gabrielle Reece, Laird Hamilton and more.

This year’s sponsors included PacSun, BJ’s Restaurants, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, American Airlines, LAcarGUY and Hawaiian Springs Water. Event co-chairs include Paul Motenko, co-founder of BJ’s Restaurants; Jerry Hennessy, co-founder of BJ’s Restaurants; Judy Burlingham, owner of Coast Benefit Consultants; and Todd Elder, owner of Newport Surf Camps.

Eva Larue at 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline to a Cure Gala

 WHEN:           Saturday, July 18th 2009

6:00 PM – Red Carpet Arrivals/Cocktail Reception

                        8:00 PM – Dinner/Program

 WHERE:        Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

                        21500 Pacific Coast Highway

        Huntington Beach, CA 92648

 MORE:           The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has 73 chapter and branch offices throughout the country, and accredits a nationwide network of 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families. To advance the search for a cure, CFF has invested nearly $300 million in promising scientific research in the biotechnology industry since 1998. As a result, the Foundation has more than 30 potential therapies in its drug discovery and development pipeline. Virtually every approved CF drug available today was made possible because of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support. For more information, visit http://www.cff.org/.

 RSVP:             Photos of the event can be found on WireImage http://www.wireimage.com/. For more information please contact Stephanie Samson of PMK/HBH at (310) 967-7262 or stephanie.samson@pmkhbh.com.

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