Genetics

  • By Jackie Connor
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted May 16, 2016

MOF California Tour Schedule

MOF is stoked to continue to spread the Aloha throughout the rest of our California Tour! We will be making several stops in the Golden State, so stay tuned to our calendar for upcoming events! Here is a breakdown on what is to come from MOF: This past Friday May 13th we visited Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and Jason Magallanes hosted his Surf Experience Day in Del Mar on Saturday, May 14th. This week, we will be packing our bags and heading up north to share smiles with the children...


  • By Teddy Navarro
  • Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted March 30, 2016

Lisa Andersen, four-time world surfing champion, kicks off Mauli Ola’s eight month campaign for Breast Cancer!

Lisa Andersen, four-time world surfing champion, kicks off Mauli Ola’s eight month campaign for Breast Cancer! On March 12th, Mauli Ola Ambassador, Lisa Andersen, joined the MOF team to kick off the 3rd Annual Battle for the Breasts (B4TB). This annual surf contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that is featured on Surfline.com, where the world’s top 16 women surfers compete to raise money for breast cancer. Each professional surfer is paired with a breast cancer clinic or foundation to


  • By Tiffany Au
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted March 10, 2016

First Ever Surf Experience Day in New Zealand

Breaking new boundaries and water, the first ever Mauli Ola Foundation Surf Experience Day in New Zealand officially took place on March 10th. Sixteen vibrant kids living with cystic fibrosis showed up at Orewa Beach to catch waves during a one-on-one session with the pros. The smiles, laughter and deep gratitude exchanged at the event truly uplifted the spirits of everyone involved. “You are immersing yourself in the power of nature. Gliding on wave, and it feels like you are walking on


  • By Christy Moore
  • Christy's Corner, Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted February 26, 2016

Saline Treatments and Surfing's Positive Impact

By now, you probably know that the Mauli Ola Foundation takes kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) surfing as a fun and natural treatment.  You may have also skimmed our website to find out more information about <em>why</em> surfing is a natural treatment for CF (see What is Saline?).  Now let’s talk a little more about <em>how </em>surfing can have a positive impact for people with CF by looking at the scientific research that inspired James and Charlie Dunlop to start the Mauli Ola Foundation


  • By Teddy Navarro
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted February 18, 2016

Catching Waves With Leo

MOF caught up with long-time Surf Experience Day veteran and CF patient Leo during a visit to Madera Children’s Hospital. Stoked on MOF’s SEDs, Leo went for preparation surf on Wednesday, February 9 in the chilly waters of 38th street in Capitola, California. After getting that familiar surf itch, Leo’s parents helped him scratch it and took him to the beach for the day.  While his current board sits in the repair shop after a ding to the nose, Leo still made it out to shred some sizeable


  • By Caleb Remington
  • Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted December 17, 2015

North Shore Benefit Concert Recap

The Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Humu) National Tour has come to an end. Thank you to all who have made it possible! From every surfer participant coming to a surf experience day to every like on social media, we couldn’t have done it without you. Each year, Mauli Ola ends the tour with a celebration on the North Shore of Oahu. This year was no different. MOF and Turtle Bay Resort teamed up and threw an epic party at this years 4th Annual North Shore Benefit Concert with good vibes, music, art,


  • By Christy Moore
  • Christy's Corner, Genetics
  • Posted November 18, 2015

What is DNA?

Think about a huge building.  It’s made out of many, many bricks.  The building might only have one set of blueprints, which are the instructions on how to make it.  And usually, those blueprints are not kept inside the building, but somewhere else.  Just like a building is made out of many bricks, our bodies are made up of trillions of tiny cells.  Our bodies also have blueprints, but instead of just <em>one</em> copy, we have a copy inside <em>every one </em>of our cells!  That’s


  • By Christy Moore
  • Christy's Corner, Genetics
  • Posted November 04, 2015

What is cystic fibrosis?

What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (called “CF” for short) is a genetic condition.  That means a person is born with it – it cannot be “caught,” like a cold or flu.  There is a very broad range of how serious the health problems can be: some people have a severe form with lung and digestion problems, and some people have a very mild form, with few health problems.  People with CF can have very thick, sticky mucus in the lungs, which is difficult to cough out.  This can


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