Surfing is something that connects and impacts the lives of individuals from all over the globe as either a recreational sport, culture, a place of relaxation or even a job. However for some, surfing is a natural treatment for a challenging genetic disorder. Since 2007, the Mauli Ola Foundation has blurred the lines between medical treatment and nature through the natural remedy of surfing for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
Surfers Nathan Fletcher and Makua Rothman even have signature hats that are now available with the funds going straight to the Mauli Ola Foundation. And for those who would rather make a direct donation to helping continue programs for children with CF, visit MauliOla.org.
- Button Kaluhiokalani Surf Experience Day: Sunday May 26th, 2013 (Waikiki, HI) – 9am to 12noon
- Teddy Navarro Surf Experience Day– Saturday July 20th, 2013 (Huntington Beach, CA) – 9am to 12noon
- Breath of Life Golf Tournament Fundraiser – Sunday July 21st, 2013 (Dana Point, CA) 1pm Shotgun
Aloha Tour 2013- Mauli Ola Tour Update
Mauli Ola launched its 5th National Tour filled with a handful of Surf Experience Days, children’s hospital visits and related events. It is truly inspirational to see a foundation that has taken over 1,600 participants surfing California, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, New York and Rhode Island. To watch the 2012 Waikiki Surf Experience day click here!
Some events that have passed have included the Gavin Beschen Surf Experience Day at Churches Beach on Camp Pendleton in San Clemente, CA and surfing legends Richard Schmidt and Shawn ‘Barney’ Barron hosting the 5th Surf Experience Day in Santa Cruz, CA. In between the surf experience days, the surfers ventured north to visit Central California Children’s Hospital, Sutter Memorial, UC Davis Childrens Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and more.
Resulting in their efforts, the cause attracted music legends like Dramarama and Oingo Boingo to perform at The White House in Laguna Beach, CA and Hallway Ballers to perform at an MOF benefit in San Francisco. The Aloha Tour will continue in to Southern California, the Gulf Coast, and the East Coast later this summer prior to traveling to Hawaii in December to finish off a great 2013 of service and surfing!
Watch this touching visit that professional surfers made to a patient at Sutter Memorial Hospital on KCRA3 News
Mauli Ola Foundation has changed the lives of all those involved and we hope that more people can become knowledgeable of the disease and help in the efforts towards continuing such programs.