Fundraising Events

CFRI Gala: An Enchanting Adventure at Nestldown

Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Stay tuned for next year’s event!
22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway
Los Gatos, CA 95030

AN ENCHANTING ADVENTURE AT NESTLDOWN A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS! CFRI’s annual gala, held at the breathtakingly beautiful Nestldown estate brought together 155 champions for a CF cure. Chris Chmura, of NBC Bay Area, emceed the evening. Paul Mohabir, MD, was honored as our 2018 CF Champion, while Arek and Marta Puzia shared their journey as parents to Natalie, 4 years old and living with CF. Gina Serrato introduced the Latin duo “IndiviDuo,” who debuted a new CF anthem for a cure, “The Way I See the World.” The auction raised vital funds for CF research, with spirited bidding on incredible packages generously donated by numerous businesses.

By the end of this magical evening, over $90,000 had been net to support CFRI’s research, education and support programs. We thank our generous sponsors, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie, Chiesi USA, Gilead Sciences, Genentech, Foundation Care Pharmacy, Francine and Joel Bion, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Express Scripts-Accredo, Homewood Suites, and our media sponsor, NBC Bay Area. For a complete list of sponsors and donors, please click here.



Nestldown at night - a building with a lake
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Reaching New Heights: Supporting CF Solutions

Women at a party with masks on, drinking with red tints

Host a fundraiser and be a community hero.

You can have fun, raise CF awareness and change lives. All it takes is to bring your friends and community together to contribute towards cystic fibrosis.

You could throw a cocktail party, organize a walk-a-thon, host a yard sale or come up with your own creative way to build strength and support for the CF community.

Program Highlights

  • If you designate your fundraiser for CF Research Awards, all proceeds will be matched 100%!
  • You and your friends will be featured on CFRI’s website
  • Send us photos from your event, and we’ll post them on Instagram, Facebook and our weekly eNewsletter.


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Pasatiempo Golf Tournament

Golfers in pink at Pasatiempo golf course in Santa Cruz posing for a group photo

Monday, August 13, 2018  Join us at next year’s tournament!
Pasatiempo Golf Club
20 Clubhouse Road
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Play one of America’s greatest golf courses – ranked #13 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses – and support CFRI programs. This very popular event typically sells out fast!

For more, please contact:
Scott Hoyt, Tournament Director