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By B.W. Cook | July 18, 2012
The 29th annual gala produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Guild welcomed nearly 500 guests to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa for a summer soirée. It netted an impressive $535,000 benefiting Cystic Fibrosis research and care. Gala chairs Dan and Gayle Demsher welcomed the overflow crowd, with Cystic Fibrosis Guild President Sue Hook . She presented the guild's highest honor, the Breath of Life Award, to Susana Huston , Beth and Bob Huston and Helen and Bob Zieman . The awardees were lauded for their unwavering support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its lifesaving efforts.
SPORTS
February 4, 2008
Costa Mesa resident Charles Bauknecht ended his journey for cystic fibrosis Sunday morning. Bauknecht, a 34-year-old personal trainer, attempted to run three consecutive marathons in an attempt to raise $30,000 for cystic fibrosis. He started running Saturday night around 10, and joined competitors in the Surf City Marathon Sunday morning. Before he started running, Bauknecht estimated he’d raised about $20,000 for his cause. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
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By B.W. COOK | July 9, 2008
It has been a personal crusade. Sue Hook and her husband, David , of Newport Beach stood before the crowd assembled for the 25th annual gala in support of cystic fibrosis research and told the crowd they had raised an astounding net amount of $722,000. “We are thrilled beyond description,” Sue Hook said, fighting back tears. The evening filled with high spirits unfolded at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel at Newport Center. Hook shared that the first unexpected challenge of the night took place about 7 p.m. when she was informed that her long-standing emcee and auctioneer Shawn Parr was suffering from severe food poisoning and was unable to attend the event.
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By B.W. COOK | July 22, 2006
One of the most important charity balls of the summer unfolded with great style and even greater purpose at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. The 23rd annual Cystic Fibrosis gala raised a record-breaking $440,000 for research and a cure for the insidious disease that steals the breath of children and young adults. Sue Hook , superdedicated gala chair, who with husband Dave Hook has championed the search for a cure in this community as well as on a national basis, said, "We are absolutely thrilled to have raised a record breaking amount of money this year.
NEWS
September 21, 2003
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January 14, 2000
Richard Dunn As we said farewell to the last tournament of the 1900s in the Newport-Mesa golf community, Keith Wyrick of Newport Beach Golf Course staged quite a closing act. Wyrick, who beat the bushes hard on the Southern California senior circuit in '99, captured first place in his own event, the inaugural Holiday Senior Classic Pro-Am, for his unofficial 20th victory of the year. A scrapper around the golf course with a short backswing like Allen Doyle on the Senior PGA Tour, Wyrick founded and organized the Holiday Classic Pro-Am Dec. 23 to raise funds for his niece and nephew who suffer from cystic fibrosis.
NEWS
December 23, 1999
There are two children, a boy and a girl, with cystic fibrosis. For Christmas, their uncle Keith will try to help them by raising funds in a golf tournament today. Keith Wyrick, the affable and longtime Newport Beach Golf Course starter and course record holder, has created a mini senior tour event -- the inaugural Holiday Invitational Pro-Am (9 a.m. shotgun start). With a $2,000 purse at stake for senior golfers, Wyrick has blended three concepts -- a senior tournament, a fund-raising vehicle for a cystic fibrosis charity and a family theme.
NEWS
March 16, 2003
The Toshiba Senior Classic begins its three-day golf tournament at Newport Beach Country Club on Friday, but festivities begin Monday as the players show up to practice and get ready not only for the event, but also for pro-amateur rounds. Hoag Hospital, the event's lead charity, has organized the tourney over the last five years, raising about $4.7 million for more than 20 charities. The tournament hopes to raise another $1 million this year that will be given not only to Hoag's foundation, but also to: the Toshiba Senior Classic Scholarship Fund; Orangewood Children's Foundation; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County; Explorer Scouts of Orange County and Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
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July 22, 2013
There were several highlights during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Saturday night. Certainly Mike Ness of Social Distortion taking the stage for a rare collaboration with local 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack stood out among those highlights at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Ness and his wife, Christine, who live in Newport Beach, were honored during the event that...
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NEWS
July 18, 2013
Mike Ness of Social Distortion and his wife, Christine, will be honored during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday. The event is also a celebration of the benefits that surfing brings to the CF community. Mike and Christine Ness, who live in Newport Beach, are the 2013 Emily's Heroes honorees. They are known for their commitment to Pipeline to a Cure before the inaugural event.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | July 18, 2012
The 29th annual gala produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Guild welcomed nearly 500 guests to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa for a summer soirée. It netted an impressive $535,000 benefiting Cystic Fibrosis research and care. Gala chairs Dan and Gayle Demsher welcomed the overflow crowd, with Cystic Fibrosis Guild President Sue Hook . She presented the guild's highest honor, the Breath of Life Award, to Susana Huston , Beth and Bob Huston and Helen and Bob Zieman . The awardees were lauded for their unwavering support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its lifesaving efforts.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | December 19, 2011
COSTA MESA — Holiday shoppers dined on southwestern Caesar salad, wild mushroom enchiladas and blackened catfish tacos while Sara Tengelsen, 15, and her mother, Terrie Tengelsen, waited. The two sat in Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill among wrapping paper printed with metallic silver snowflake, Santa Claus riding his sleigh and Frosty the Snowman; ribbons of different colors and textures; and scissors, tape and gift tags. Although no one came during their shift Saturday afternoon, the Tengelsens were volunteering to wrap presents for South Coast Plaza shoppers for a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Southern California.
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By B.W. Cook | June 29, 2011
The 28th annual gala in Newport Beach on behalf of cystic fibrosis research and a cure raised an impressive $603,000 net. More than 400 generous guests in early summer black tie and glitter helped to gather the significant sum, via underwriting and auction bidding, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa on June 4. It was a party with purpose and passion. Each year organizers, led by Cystic Fibrosis Guild of Orange County President Sue Hook , select the recipient of the "Breath of Life Award.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Hearing the word "treatment" spurs a Pavlovian-like response in Beckett Williams that is as natural to him as sitting at the table for dinner or going to bed at night. The blond-haired, pink-cheeked toddler, who is nearly 2, will attempt to hook up a machine that shakes him as he breathes in medicine in its efforts to break up the thick and sticky mucus in his lungs caused by cystic fibrosis. "He doesn't know any different," said Amy Williams, his mother.
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B.W. Cook | June 16, 2010
The 27th annual Cystic Fibrosis Gala unfolded at The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, drawing a sellout crowd of 440 donors and raising an impressive $731,000 net for cystic fibrosis research and care. Chaired by Dan and Gayle Demsher with support from gala committee members Karen Hall , Nancy Mallory , Katie Horwich , Dean Gerrie , Danni Good , Gail Isen , Stephanie Kahle , Helen Johnson and C.F. Guild President Sue Hook , the party was one of the best in recent memory.
SPORTS
By John Burton | June 16, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Invitees to Saturday’s “Pipeline to a Cure” event had the rare privilege of spending a fun day learning stand-up paddling, surfing’s fastest growing permutation, from some of the world’s best. The Newport Aquatic Center was host for the occasion which served to promote PTAC’s upcoming Gala Event, July 18 at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | August 13, 2008
A Newport Beach woman will have one of her culinary creations featured on the menu of a prominent chain restaurant in South Coast Plaza after being selected from a pool of 25 contestants in a cooking competition. Doris Kwon, who lives in Newport Coast and teaches cooking classes at Sur La Table in Corona del Mar, edged out the other three finalists in a chile-themed dessert-making contest at Z’Tejas restaurant Wednesday night. Kwon’s chocolate crème de pot, flavored with ancho chiles, will be featured on the restaurant’s special menu in September along with other peppery items.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | July 9, 2008
It has been a personal crusade. Sue Hook and her husband, David , of Newport Beach stood before the crowd assembled for the 25th annual gala in support of cystic fibrosis research and told the crowd they had raised an astounding net amount of $722,000. “We are thrilled beyond description,” Sue Hook said, fighting back tears. The evening filled with high spirits unfolded at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel at Newport Center. Hook shared that the first unexpected challenge of the night took place about 7 p.m. when she was informed that her long-standing emcee and auctioneer Shawn Parr was suffering from severe food poisoning and was unable to attend the event.
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