Welcome to Hook The Cure powered by IOTEC

Pack your bags and join us in beautiful Puerto Vallarta from November 3-6, 2016 for the Eleventh Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC.   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premiere fishing, golf and spa outing has generated over $3.7  million since its inception.

Participants in our SPA PACKAGE can select from a variety of relaxing services to calm your mind, body and soul (excluding waxing services).  Our ANGLERS will enjoy full-service luxury fishing vessels ranging in size from 32’ to 44’ cabin cruisers with no more than four people on a boat (unless requested). Bait, gear, boat,license, lunch, drinks and bilingual crew included. The forty-mile wide Banderas Bay is an ideal location for Pacific Sailfish, Blue and Black Marlin, Dorado and Giant Yellowfin Tuna. GOLFERS will be treated to world-class golf at Vista Vallarta. Grassy hillsides, breathtaking views, natural creeks and arroyos provide the perfect setting for these signature courses designed by the world’s greatest players: Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.

The long weekend will feature some great activities like…

  • Chefs Table
  • Celebrity guests
  • South-of-the-border cooking class
  • Anglers weigh-in party with live music
  • Mexi-terranean Fusion Night
  • Live and silent auction
  • Awards Gala
  • Music & Mimosas Brunch
  • 24-hour room service
  • …and more!


Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa will host our participants once again.  Villa Premiere is a true emblem of refined taste and a proud owner of prestigious International awards for its personalized service. In all of its surroundings, it reveals a contemporary interpretation of the traditional hospitality of Mexico, under an atmosphere of understated luxury.  Each of the 83 oceanfront rooms an impressive experience for sophisticated guests, and a wide variety of excellent services with emphasis on details.

Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  When a group of parents started the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955, they set their sights high — to advance understanding of this little-known disease, to create new treatments and specialized care for their children, and to find a cure.

The CF Foundation has carried these goals forward and is working tirelessly to find lifesaving new therapies, and one day, a lifelong cure for all people living with this devastating disease.

In 1980, the CF Foundation created the Research Development Program, a dynamic interdisciplinary research center network to accelerate much-needed understanding of CF and the complexities of the disease. This network of pooled talent, with funding from the CF Foundation, contributed to the original discovery of the CF gene in 1989 — the single most important discovery in CF research.

In the late 1990s, the CF Foundation established key programs to help speed development of CF therapies, including a national network of centers designed to conduct clinical trials and share data, and a therapeutics development program to support and govern research collaborations with biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

By pursuing these bold strategies and others, the CF Foundation has built a robust pipeline of potential new therapies that fight the disease from every angle. And, nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support — including therapies to treat the underlying cause of the disease.

Our Chairmen, Bob Huston and Jeff Jennison, look forward to having you join us!  Check out the video below to see what fun you missed last year.