Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser Oct. 10 At IPC

It will be all about life in the fast lane at the 19th annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Arthur’s Jam Fundraiser, presented by Tire Kingdom, a TBC Corporation Company, on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.

Vintage and super cars, super boats and customized motorcycles will be on display for an evening that will include anything and everything “running on horsepower.”

It will be the first time in the 19-year history of Arthur’s Jam that the CFF Palm Beach Chapter will take the all-important fundraiser to Wellington. The event launched in 1996 after the death of Arthur Weiss, the son of Mary Weiss, founder of the chapter. Arthur passed away at the age of 36, and his friends created the event to honor his love of cars and music.

This year the Miami Vice-themed event will be about all things fast. Aside from the jaw-dropping boats, supercars and motorcycles, there will be a mini NASCAR-style remote control race track, where guests will fulfill their need for speed.

Masters of ceremony will be Mo and Sally from Kool 105.5, and music will be cranking by DJ Adam Lipson. Crockett and Tubbs will be sporting their five o’clock shadows, taking photos with guests who come in their best 1980s attire. The crime fighters also might take a peek at the FSU/Miami game that will be showing on the IPC’s impressive outdoor screen. The Miss Geico Racing Team will mingle as revelers enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a fabulous silent auction.

The event will be sponsored by Palm Beach Community Bank and Ferrari of Palm Beach. Tickets are $100 until Sept. 25, then increase to $150, and can be purchased online at

Since 1966, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Palm Beach chapter has been raising money to make life easier for CF patients and to search for a cure for the genetic disease. Mary Weiss founded the chapter, the first in Florida, after moving her three sons to South Florida’s tropical climate from Canada. The boys flourished in the salty air that decades later was proven in scientific studies to be excellent for patients battling this inherited disease.