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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.

The Outlook

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.

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Hook The Cure Benefit for CF Foundation

Join Us for the next Annual Hook the Cure Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

In this unprecedented moment, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is more committed that ever to advancing our mission to cure Cyctic Febrosis.

Due to COVID-19, event organizers have decided to make our 2020 Hook the Cure virtual.

Although we will not be able to be together in person, we are hoping you will consider joining our Chairmen, Bob Huston and Jeff Jennison, to watch and support us in our efforts to help make a difference in the lives of those with CF.

Our virtual presentation will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Pacific) and will include celebrities, live entertainment, online auction, CF Ambassador...and much, much more.

Join us by signing up online at Hook the Cure or contact Gary Green at 

Click on the video here to watch our 2020 virtual broadcast. The 24-minute broadcast features celebrities, headliner entertainment, inspirational speeches, sponsor shout-outs and messages from our Chairpersons, Bob Huston and Jeff Jennison. Between Bid for a Cure, our online auction and generous sponsors, we are just shy of netting $400,000.

Join us in person November 4-7, 2021 as we return to Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta for the 16th Annual Hook the Cure..

In addition to the first-class all-inclusive oceanfront accommodations at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel, celebrity appearances, private concert and event goodie bag, SPA PACKAGE participants will select from a variety of relaxing services to calm your mind, body and soul. ANGLERS will enjoy full-service luxury cabin cruisers, gear, license, lunch, drinks and bilingual crew. GOLFERS will be treated to world-class golf at Vista Vallarta, featuring signature courses designed by the world’s greatest players… Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.


Villa Premiere Hotel and Spa, an 83-room beachfront hotel, is located just a short walk from the heart of downtown PV and two miles from the airport and marina.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with a glass of champagne, cold towel and a 5-minute massage.

Villa Premiere boasts first-class accommodations, two pools, 24-hour room service, business center and a full-service nationally recognized spa. Your all-inclusive package includes a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited domestic and international drinks, room service, unlimited stocked mini-bar, non-motorized water sports and access to the spa and fitness center. Participants in our spa package can select from a variety of relaxing services, which include massage therapy, facials, micro-dermabrasion, waxing and spa packages to calm your mind, body, and soul.

World-Class Fishing & Golf:

Everything is included from bait, gear, boat, license, lunch, drinks and bilingual crew. The 40-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. Breathtaking views, grassy hillsides, natural creeks and arroyos provide the perfect setting for these signature courses designed by the world's greatest players, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.

Read about the different Packages & Sponsor Opportunities at Hook the Cure.

If you cannot join us in Puerto Vallarta this year, please consider a donation to support the mission of the CF Foundation and help us keep pace with current commitments to vital cystic fibrosis research and care. Click to make your tax-deductible contribution.

Last updated: November 10, 2020 · Charity ID: 410

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Hook the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis Goes Virtual This Year

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Our virtual presentation will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Pacific) and will include celebrities, live entertainment, online auction, CF Ambassador...and much, much more. Read more >>>

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US: 949-390-5915
Contact: Gary Green
Villa Premiere Hotel and Spa
Col. 5 de Diciembre
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48300

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