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Surf's Up!

| October 4, 2016 | Parties

An ocean of support and a $525,000 net total make a splash at Pipeline to a Cure.

THE PARTY A Cali-cool celebration was in store for the 800 surf lovers who gathered at the Hyatt Regency for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Pipeline to a Cure. The affair not only feted the discovery that saltwater mist rehydrates the lungs of those who suffer from the life-threatening disease, but also raised funds to make it no more—to the splashy tune of $525,000 net.

THE GUESTS It’s not unusual to spot a few water warriors—think boardmen Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell, and Olympic swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Jason Lezak. There were other sports stars (the Angels’ Tim Salmon) and musicians, such as Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. His son, Joey, was honored alongside his fellow SWMRS bandmates for raising awareness for the cause.

THE HIGHLIGHTS The party crested when Shelby Klug shared her experiences with CF: She went into respiratory failure last year and had a double lung transplant, but still made it home for her 18th birthday, graduated on time (with a 4.0) and plans to attend Chapman University in the spring. Ride that wave. –Kristen Schott; photos by Tamarah Flesser and Corey Sandler


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