The Kansas Leukemia Cup Regatta is this weekend (June 15-17)!
Raise a sail with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by Perry Yacht Club, and help raise funds to support life-saving cancer research. Click here for the notice of race (NOR).
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is joining forces with Perry Yacht Club for the first ever Kansas Leukemia Cup. We are thrilled to partner with local businesses, sailors, friends and family as we work together to raise funds for those battling cancer. The Kansas Leukemia Cup will be held June 15th – 17th, 2012.
Since 1993 participants in Leukemia Cup Regatta events throughout the country have raised over $38 million in funding for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Thanks to people like Gary Jobson, who not only is a lymphoma survivor, but the winner of the 1976 America’s Cup, an ESPN commentator and the chairperson of The Leukemia Cup campaign since its inception, the sailing community provides even more support year after year.
Not only will there be two full days of racing for all classes of boats but there will be sailing events for those who do not want to race – as well as many shore-side events.
There are several ways to raise funds for this event:
- You can enter a boat and pay the entry fee
- You and your crew can raise funds through pledges
- You can raise funds as an individual via pledges
- You can donate directly.
All funds raised during this weekend go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As an individual if you raise $8500 or more you will be invited to attend a Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in New Orleans.
As we raise funds and achieve certain levels, then major corporate sponsors will participate in our event. This could include: Mount Gay Rum, North Sails, Sailing World, The Moorings as well as several others recognizable companies.
During the weekend you will have a chance to not only raise a sail and raise some funds but you can:
- Learn the fine art of smoking meats from one of the Kansas City areas champion smokers and enjoy a meal prepared by his team.
- Dance the night away to the tunes of the No Cash Value Band.
- Learn all about Stand up Paddle Boarding and just go for a sailboat ride.
- Visit and shop with sailing related vendors.
The will be several kids’ events highlighted by the first-ever Kansas Raingutter Regatta.
How do you get involved?
Go to leukemiacup.org, find the register button and register. You will be provided a number of tools to help you fund raise. You will also be able to find the Kansas event and enter your boat for the races. So register, enter and start now.
The team putting this event on is always looking for help. If you would like to participate contact Pat Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.