Thank you to all of the 5th Annual MOFF Hike x Brunch participants!
Thank you to everyone who came out to hike Felsman Loop in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, February 23rd. We all placed roses on Martha’s memorial bench and enjoyed a gorgeous view in great company. At the top of the hike, we read a poem that depicted ALS patients’ incredibly difficult journey with the disease. The poem was followed by quotes that embody the resilience of ALS patients. Martha was a beautiful example of that strength and bravery in action.
The ALS panel discussion during the brunch portion of the event was very well received. The panel answered the following questions:
What causes ALS?
Is there a high incidence of ALS on the Central Coast?
What happened to the $115M raised during the Ice Bucket Challenge?
What treatments are currently available to patients?
Where are your MOFF donations going in 2019?
Research Highlights: ASOs & STMN2 target for sporadic ALS
Our panelists were Natalie Fernandez from MOFF, Cherryl Goldstein, Stacy Inman and Janelle Webb from the ALS Association. Thank you very much to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter for participating in our first annual ALS Panel Discussion! We had a great time taking questions from donors regarding if ALS is one disease and also what future CRISPR technology has in the ALS research world. In order to align with the interdisciplinary approach to fighting ALS, we look forward to inviting an array of panelists to future hike x brunch events.
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The 6th Annual Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation raised an impressive $121,000!!!
Cypress Ridge Golf Course claims it was their highest earning golf tournament yet! Thank you to all our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers that made this fundraising amount possible. Not only did we have a record amount of sponsors, but the tournament was completely full! The community support was truly incredible.
The winners of the tournament were:
1st Place: Anthony Aurignac, Nico Aurignac, Thomas Orradre, Mitchell Martin
2nd Place: Manny Silva, Paul D’Ambra, Brandon Hill, Oliver Petri
3rd Place: Joe Garcia, Terry Garcia, Mike Monroe, Eddie Garcia
Hacker’s Prize Winners: Bridget and Paul Ready, Jim and Margaret Neville
Closest to the pin (women): Tess Boehm
Closest to the pin (men): Ricky Sartain
Longest drive (women): Terri Garcia
Longest drive (men): Mark Foos
Fiesta Dinner Winner: Ed Attala! We cannot wait to celebrate with you, Ed! 🙂
A special thanks goes out to our top sponsors:
Dave and Roberta (Rob) Fernandez, The Chao Family, Murray Street LLC
Shout out to our first ever Heckle Hole Hecklers! You guys were obnoxious and distracting. It was glorious.
MOFF takes on the Hot Pepper Challenge
In 2018 the ALS Hot Pepper Challenge went viral. At MOFF we were very excited to participate in the Hot Pepper Challenge during our 4th Annual Hike x Brunch event. We ate jalapeños, seranos, and even habañeros in order to raise ALS awareness in our community. Thank you very much to the Voloagri Group Inc. for providing the peppers. They were HOT.
The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation donates to ALS Therapy Development Institute and The ALS Association Golden West Chapter annually. We are a 501 (c)(3) certified non profit foundation. Tax ID # 45-4983912