About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, and nearly every CF-specific drug available today was made possible with our financial support. We are a donor-funded, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance program.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with CF, mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause the CFTR protein to become dysfunctional
When the protein is not working correctly, it’s unable to help move chloride -- a component of salt -- to the cell surface. Without the chloride to attract water to the cell surface, the mucus in various organs becomes thick and sticky.
In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure, and other complications. For this reason, minimizing contact with germs is a top concern for people with CF.
Tremendous advancements in specialized CF care have added years and quality of life to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. There have been dramatic improvements from the 1950s, when a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school to today, with many living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having kids.
Join our Chairpersons, Bob Huston and Jeff Jennison, in beautiful Puerto Vallarta for the 18th Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC, this November 2-5. Participants in our Spa Package can select from a variety of relaxing services to calm your mind, body and soul.
Anglers will enjoy full-service luxury fishing vessels ranging in size from 32’ to 44’ cabin cruisers with no more than four people on a boat (unless requested). Bait, gear, boat, license, lunch, drinks and bilingual crew included. The forty-mile-wide Banderas Bay is an ideal location for Pacific Sailfish, Blue and Black Marlin, Dorado and Giant Yellowfin Tuna.
Golfers will be treated to world-class golf at Vista Vallarta. Grassy hillsides, breathtaking views, natural creeks and arroyos provide the perfect setting for these signature courses designed by the world's greatest players: Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.
All packages include all-inclusive oceanfront accommodations at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Spa, welcome gifts, headliner entertainment, special celebrity guests, gourmet dinner and auction. If you would like to donate to our auction and, remember, no item is too big or small, visit our website or download our auction form here (PDF) or download our E-Brochure here(PDF).
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In addition to headliner, Lucas Hoge, Hook the Cure continues to attract some of baseball’s greatest players including Roger Clemens, Rick Honeycutt, Orel Hershiser and Matt Young. Thank you for going to bat and helping raise over $8 million net for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check out Roger’s personal invitation here.
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Hook the Cure
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