The weekend kicks off Friday, July 19, with a surf fest at the 7th Street beach. The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation will hold three events in Ocean City on July 19 and 21 to raise awareness and money for research of the rare disease.The first is the 16th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest on Friday morning, July 19. Held at the 7th Street surfing beach, this event attracts hundreds of surfers, family and friends.Surf Fest is open to surfers of all skill sets, from novice to pro level. The event offers awards for more than a half a dozen categories, including kids, adults and families.As the sun sets on the surfing fun, even more families will flock to the OC Waterpark for another event held by the CMAF on July 19. Over the course of four hours (six if registered by July 1), supporters of the CMAF will enjoy private access to the waterpark and an array of food.The waterpark fun includes trips down Splash Down Falls, the Serpentine Slide, Lil Buc’s Bay, Tube Journey and Lazy River. Some of the establishments offering food include Bungalow Bowls, the Farm Stand at 14th, Boyar’s Market South, Hank Sauce, Hula Sauces, Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Sandwich Bar and Playa Bowls just to name a few.The Ocean City Skatepark will be the setting for the CMAF fundraiser on July 21.The weekend will close out on Sunday, July 21, when the CMAF partners with Sector 9 Skateboards to present the 3rd Annual Chip Miller Skate Fest.The 1980s-themed fun starts at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Skatepark and includes community first responders who are on-site to grill and hand out hot dogs and hamburgers to the participants. Multiple awards will be offered, including one for best era specific costume and even one for the biggest wipeout. As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwareness.Can’t make the events? Donate via the CMAF web page.The fundraising foundation is named in memory of Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, a collector car and truck promotion company based in Pennsylvania, who died of amyloidosis in 2004. His son, Lance Miller, of Ocean City, serves as president of the foundation.Amyloidosis is when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in the tissues and organs, according to WebMD.com. When it does, it affects their shape and how they work. Amyloidosis is a serious health problem that can lead to life-threatening organ failure.