Postponed: Lake Champlain Leukemia Cup Regatta

Postponed: Lake Champlain Leukemia Cup Regatta

Burlington Harbor Marina, 75 Penny Lane, Burlington, VT, 05401
Event Dates
Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 11:00amAdd to Calendar 2020-08-29 11:00:00 2020-08-29 11:00:00 Title Description Location Regatta UTC public

About this event

Dear Lake Champlain Leukemia Cup Regatta Participants, Volunteers and Supporters:

We hope you, your family, friends and business associates are doing well during these uncertain timesOur thoughts are with all those impacted by this pandemic and we are grateful for the healthcare workers, local communities, agencies, and governments around the world working tirelessly to address this crisis.  In the meantime, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is continuing our work towards a world without blood cancers.  The patients and their families on the front lines of the cancer battle are relying on us to be relentless in our efforts to accelerate cures and improve their quality of life. 

In consultation with the sailing community, we regret to share the news that the Lake Champlain Leukemia Cup Regatta will not take place in 2020.  This was a difficult decision to make.  We are incredibly grateful to the volunteers and participants who have offered their support for the 2020 campaign by raising funds, recruiting sponsors and helping organize the races and on-land eventsWe will definitely call in you to help in 2021 and you’ll be among the first to hear about our plans!  

The pace of blood cancer therapy approvals in the past year has been staggering – read moreHowever, this does not mean that the fight against blood cancers stops!   Here is how you can support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through your sailing talents and as influencers in the sailing community:

Even in this uncharted territory, there is one thing we do know – we know that day in and day out nearly 5,000 people are diagnosed with cancer, and the COVID-19 crisis does nothing to change that fact.  In addition to a grueling battle against cancer, patients are now faced with the threat of a virus that they’ll be all the more vulnerable to.  So now, more than ever, our patients need us.  Click here to see how LLS is helping patients and their families through these challenging times. 

Thank you very much for your support. 

 

Photograph by Stephen Mease.

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