Country singer Lucas Hoge raised big money during his 10th year at Hook the Cure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While there, he raised more than $520,000 for cystic fibrosis research and patient care.
“Not only does having a friend that has cystic fibrosis make this cause extremely special to me but it is also truly amazing to work with a foundation where you can physically see the results of donations helping fight this horrible disease,” he says.
His Puerto Vallarta event happens for an entire weekend and includes world-class fishing, challenging golf and spa treatments. That all makes attendees hungry so there’s also gourmet food and delicious drinks at the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel. Of course, this is all fun but it’s all for a great cause.
During the weekend, Hoge performs and there are special appearances. This year, baseball royalty Matt Young showed up. Rick Honeycutt, Orel Hershiser and Jim Lonborg were also on hand.
“Over $5.8 million net has been raised since the events inception,” says even chairman Bob Huston. “Our sponsors and event participants have helped us make significant progress in adding tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.”
“Our understanding of cystic fibrosis continues to evolve as scientists’ study what causes the disease and how it affects the body,” co-chairman Jeff Jennison adds. “These insights drive the development of new and better treatments and bring us one step closer to a cure.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Hook the Cure, visit their official website.