Leukemia Cup: Sailing for a Cause

Every year the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society runs more than 40 events across the country to raise money, find one near you and raise a sail today!

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The Leukemia Cup runs over 40 regattas across the country each year to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.LLS

Every year, the Leukemia Cup Regatta series raises money at events throughout North America for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participants who raised $12,000 or more in 2015 were invited to the annual Fantasy Sail event, which was hosted by world-renowned sailor Gary Jobson, who has served as the national chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta since 1993.

The weekend events, which took place October 30 to November 1, 2015, included sailing out of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and hearing personal accounts from sailors like Carl Krawitt, whose son Rhett was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and is in remission five years later. The top national fundraisers were recognized at Fantasy Sail, with John McNeil finishing in first place as the top national individual fundraiser, and Jen and Matt Cromar finishing as the top national fundraising team.

The Cromars and McNeil sailed at the San Francisco Yacht Club Leukemia Cup Regatta, which received the Jobson Cup for the seventh consecutive year as the top fundraising LCR in 2015. Since the inception of the regattas in 1988, more than $54 million has been raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission of finding cures and ensuring access to treatment for blood cancer patients.

For more information about the Leukemia Cup Regatta visit www.leukemiacup.org. For a full schedule of Leukemia Cup Events, click here.