Why Participate

Why Participate

An estimated 1,290,773 Americans currently battle blood cancers. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed.

They are men, women, children, of every race and every age. Every nine minutes, someone dies from these cancers. Participation in the Leukemia Cup Regatta helps save lives!

Funds raised through the Leukemia Cup Regatta advance LLS's mission: cure leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS carries out its mission by funding leading-edge cancer research; providing information and support services for patients, and education for health care professionals; and advocating for patients at national and state levels.

Win Prizes

In addition to helping cancer patients live better, longer lives, your participation can also earn you rewards! Each sailor who fundraises is eligible to win great prizes from our national sponsors, including:

  • Hats from Gosling's Rum
  • Discount certificates from North Sails

In addition, Offshore Sailing School sailing training tuitions and Moorings yacht charters can be won by the highest bidder at many Leukemia Cup Regatta auctions.

Fundraising is made easy; just ask us how. The Leukemia Cup Regatta staff will provide fundraising support. Sailors receive a comprehensive fundraising guide filled with incentives, fundraising ideas, sample letters and event ideas!

Earn a Celebration Sail Experience

By raising funds through your participation in the Leukemia Cup campaign, you can also qualify to participate in our Celebration Sail experience, to take place in New Orleans November 30 - December 2, 2018.

Aside from winning great prizes, you will know that you are helping to save lives and find a cure for blood cancers. Check out our events to find a Leukemia Cup Regatta in your area.

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