Monday, August 5, 2013

Surfing for a cause

On May 15th, 2013 Zach and his sister took part in the main event for Pipeline to a Cure. Them and 13 other CF kids and their siblings enjoyed a day of surf lessons at New Smyrna Beach in Florida. The lessons were free to our CF kids and siblings with a donation of $30 for anyone else who wished to participate. The money raised benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their race towards a cure.  Each child was given a rash guard, yellow was for the CF kids and blue for the rest. This was a great way for the volunteers to know what kids has CF so they could follow all the precautions necessary to keep our kids healthy.

 The surf instructors were all people who volunteered their time to help teach our CF kids the joys of the ocean and surfing. These people don't realize what it means to these kids for someone to take such and active interesting in teaching them something fun that is also so beneficial to them. They are true God-sends. Both of our instructors were wonderful Godly people. They both shared with us how important it is to them to help out in multiple charitable events for a number of causes.

 Ki'a's instructor, Holly, was new to surfing herself. She was a wonderful instructor. Ki'a fell in love with her and she fell in love with Ki'a.

Zach's instructor, Tim, has been surfing for a long time. I must say, when I first laid eyes on the man I was happy Zach chose him. He reminded me of my Uncle. He had two wonderful daughters that he brought with him to the event. 

For 5 hours these people took control of our children, had them in the water and on the beach just having a ton of fun. My kids didn't want to spend anytime away from their instructors! And even though Zach and Ki'a have both been on surf boards for months before this event, they learned a TON from the one on one they received.

They both caught some awesome waves. Both on the surf boards and on boogey boards that Tim had brought with him. As you can see my little man is loving "hanging 10" in the water. 
The event had some AWESOME sponsors, who provided gifts for the kids as well as raffle items for the silent raffle that took place (also to benefit CFF). Some of our sponsors included UnderArmour, Sun Bum, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and so many more.

 We had lunch provided by Chick-fil-a and FireHouse BBQ....DELISH!  By the time 2 o'clock rolled around my kids were plum worn out from being in the water and sun all day.

We enjoyed participating in Pipeline To  Cure so much that we plan on doing it every year....Even if it means traveling from NY to FL to do it!

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