May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and Ambry Genetics is proud to support the Mauli Ola Foundation in the kickoff of its event-filled 2016 season.
Since Ambry leadership created it in 2006, the Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF) has helped impact children with cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders by pairing them with professional surfers and athletes that introduce them to the natural benefits of surfing. MOF was founded after a scientific publication showed that the ocean’s saltwater naturally helps clear out mucus that builds up in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.
MOF’s mission statement is, “The Mauli Ola Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and confidence to individuals living with genetic diseases. Harnessing the healing powers of the ocean, we introduce surfing as a natural therapy. We are honored to share our knowledge of the ocean, family values and community—May the wave heal us all.”
Initiatives and Events
During the month of May, children with CF can enter an art contest to win a trip to the North Shore Benefit concert and MOF Surf Experience Day in Hawaii, December 2016. Get details here
Every Saturday in May, Ambry is supporting the MOF at Surf Experience Days in Waikiki, Hawaii and throughout California. These amazing days on the water give children and their families the opportunity to experience a new lifestyle that also benefits their health and wellness. These Surf Experience Days are the first of many throughout the entire year. Learn more about surf experience days here
Throughout the month of May, Ambry team members will be visiting children in hospitals, along with MOF ambassador professional surfers and athletes. Athletes sign autographs and spend time with children that are not well enough to make it out on the water.