The Mauli Ola Foundation Hosts Event To Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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shutterstock_206605309The Mauli Ola Foundation’s (MOF) 2014 national Ohana Tour will finish on the North Shore of Oahu, and the event will include pediatric visits and Surf Experience Days to help those suffering with cystic fibrosis. Jamie O’Brien, the pipeline master, will be hosting the final 2014 Surf Experience which will take place this Sunday between 9am and 12pm.

This year’s tour was supported by Sunny and Stone Garcia, Teddy Navarro, Nissen Osterneck, Kala Alexander, CJ Kahnua, Nathan Hedge, Todd Holland, Will & Cliff Skudin, Gavin Beschen, Jason Magallanes, Kiana Fores, Sage Erickson, Michael Dunphy, Ben Bourgeois, Sam Hammer, Richard Schmidt, Allen Sarlo, Morgan Faulkner, Hans Hagen, Brian Ortega, and many others.

Participants will meet for surf lessons given by their favorite professionals at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park. Some surfers that attended the event before include well-known names such as Sunny Garcia, Kala Alexander, Kalani Robb, the Ho brothers, Jason Magallanes Gavin Beschen, Jack Freestone, Carissa Moore, Torrey Meister, Alana Blanchard, Rochelle Ballard, Mark Occhilupo, Kelly Slater, and the dearly missed legend, Buttons Kaluhiokalani.

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The MOF surfers will be providing an Ocean Experience Day at Camp Mokule’ia on December 6th between 1 and 5 pm dedicated to cancer patients and cancer survivors. For the fifth consecutive year, Ambry Genetics is partnering MOF to support this 3-day camp dedicated to help Hawaiians facing cancer by spending time with the professional athletes in swimming, surfing, kayaking and more activities.

MOF is also announcing the Third Annual Mauli Ola Foundation North Shore Benefit Concert, also presented by Ambry Genetics, at Turtle Bay Resort on December 13, which aims to raise awareness about surfing as a potential natural therapy that can be used with patients that carry genetic disorders such as CF. Through this event supporters are being invited to “come together with the world’s greatest surfers, personalities, humanitarians, and industry leaders,” according to a recent press release. Entertainment at the event will include Perry (of Jane’s Addiction) & Etty Farrell with Joachim Garraud, Donovan Frankenrieter, Makua Rothman, Mike Love (of the Beach Boys), Paula Fuga and the Tahiti Mana Dance Troupe,” plus a gourmet dinner will be served.

MOF Vice President Kala Alexander added: “It’s my favorite time of the year. It feels good to end our MOF season during the Vans Triple Crown while the surfing world is on the North Shore.”

Michael Fedele from The Pinnacle Group said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Mauli Ola Foundation to promote education, awareness of genetic disease and to increase research for genetic disorders.”