Surfing and Cystic Fibrosis: The Mauli Ola Foundation
"The Mauli Ola Foundation exists to introduce surfing as a natural treatment to people with genetic disorders. Since 2007 we have concentrated on the amazing connection between Surfing and Cystic Fibrosis. We have taken nearly 400 CF Patients Surfing at over 40 MOF Surf Experience Days. In 2011 we look to expand our program to help patients affected with Cancer and Alpha 1 Antitypsin. We appreciate your interest and would love for you to join the Mauli Ola Foundation Ohana by becoming a member and help us with our mission to help people with genetic disorders through Surfing." -Mauli Ola Foundation Website
They are going to be near my hometown, and I hope to visit at least one site. They'll be at:
Wrightsville Beach, NC (Oceanic Street) on Sunday, August 28th 2011.
Then, Virginia Beach, VA (Camp Pendleton Beach) on Tuesday, August 30th 2011.
These two beach sessions are for allowing kids with CF to learn how to surf by the professionals.
Then, on Monday, August 29th 2011 they'll be visiting CF patients at UNC-Health Care! I am really excited about the expansion of their mission. As a young patient at CHOP during my cf tune-up days, it really lifted my spirit when someone most everyone knew, took time to visit children in the hospital. I know they are going to have a huge impact on so many children's lives.
To see if this group will be near your hometown, check out their site. Mauli Ola Foundation.