LAcarGUY is proud to continue our Touchdown To A Cure promotion supporting Pipeline To A Cure's efforts to defeat Cystic Fibrosis. We will once again donate $300 for every touchdown USC scores this year. As a result of last year's promotion, LAcarGUY donated $16,500. Since its inception in 2007, Pipeline To A Cure has raised nearly $2 million to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Every year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is getting closer to curing this lethal disease. We urge you to join us in donating to this worthy cause.
Pipeline To A Cure raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis (CF), an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). Cystic fibrosis is a defective gene and its protein product causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
The Pipeline to a Cure Campaign was created to herald the discovery by Australian researchers who found that Cystic Fibrosis children that surfed had significantly healthier lungs. Doctors determined that inhaling saltwater mist has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs, which allows CF patients to more easily eliminate bacteria-contaminated mucus. This discovery led researchers to develop a hypertonic saline solution, which CF patients around the world now inhale every day. In essence, CF patients now mimic a "surf session" on a daily basis.
Because of this amazing discovery, the surfing community has adopted the Pipeline To A Cure Campaign to help raise money and awareness to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Legendary Waterman Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama have stamped their names on Pipeline and for the last three years have been dedicated to the fight. Included with Laird and Dave are Rob Machado, Lisa Anderson, Tom Curren and PT Townsend. They have all lent their time and talents to promote Pipeline to a Cure and help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Since its creation in 2008, Pipeline To A Cure has raised over 1.3 million dollars to fight Cystic Fibrosis.
|Game||# of USC Touchdowns||Amount Donated|
|USC vs Arizona State||5||$1,500|
|USC vs Hawaii||7||$2,100|
|USC vs Syracuse||6||$1,800|
|USC vs Stanford||2||$600|
|USC vs California Golden Bears||3||$900|
|USC vs Utah Utes||5||$1,500|
|USC vs Washington Huskies||3||$900|
|USC vs Colorado Buffaloes||7||$2,100|
|USC vs Arizona||5||$1,500|
|USC vs Oregon||7||$2,100|
|USC vs UCLA||4||$1,200|
|USC vs Notre Dame||1||$300|
|USC vs Georgia Tech||1||$300|
|09/01/12||Hawaii||Los Angeles, CA||W, 49-10|
|09/08/12||Syracuse||East Rutherford, New Jersey||W, 42-29|
|09/15/12||Stanford Cardinal||Palo Alto, CA||L, 21-14|
|09/22/12||California Golden Bears||Los Angeles, CA||W, 27-9|
|10/04/12||Utah Utes||Salt Lake City, UT||W, 38-28|
|10/13/12||Washington Huskies||Seattle, WA||W, 24-14|
|10/20/12||Colorado Buffaloes||Los Angeles, CA||W, 50-6|
|10/27/12||Arizona Wildcats||Tucson, AZ||L, 39-36|
|11/03/12||Oregon Ducks||Los Angeles, CA||L, 62-51|
|11/10/12||Arizona State||Los Angeles, CA||W, 38-17|
|11/17/12||UCLA||Pasadena, CA||L, 38-28|
|11/24/12||Notre Dame||Los Angeles, CA||L, 22-13|
|12/31/12||Georgia Tech||El Paso, TX||L, 21-7|