This week isn't a typical blog posting. I thought it was important enough to deserve some recognition. With my new communications officer position at Southern Sailing Club of Lake Lanier, I happen to have a little bit of information, so here goes:
Join fellow sailors at The Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Mar. 11 - 13, 2016. The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of events benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). When you participate in The Leukemia Cup Regatta, you raise valuable funds that are invested in research to find cures for blood cancers - leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma - and help improve the lives of patients and families. Sailors and boaters like you have fundraised to help LLS invest nearly $1 billion in better cancer treatments. Mostpeople have been touched by cancer. This is how sailors and boaters give back.
There are a number of ways that you can participate and help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients, and improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families.
SIGN UP AS A SKIPPER OR CREW
Register as an event participant:
Join as an individual: where you can register yourself as an individual participant. As part of your registration, you will be set up with an online fundraising page.
Create a Team: where you can register yourself and then also involve your crew, family and friends with your team’s fundraising efforts. (Your contacts do not have to be water enthusiasts to join the fun!)
Join a Team: where you can join an existing team’s participation in the event and raise funds. When you select one of these registration options, if you participated in an LCR event in 2014 or forward, you can use the Username (email) and Password provided to you previously to sign in and register. However, if you are new to this (prior to 2014), click on New Account, and enter your First and Last Name and your email address. Your email will serve as your Username moving forward and you will be provided with a Password in the registration email you will receive. You can also register using your login for Facebook or Google+ account if you prefer.
This will help pre-populate some of the registration fields for you. (Leukemia Cup Regatta user names and passwords from 2013 or earlier are unable to be used in the current system.)
PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS OR MERCHANDISE
Purchase tickets for an event or Leukemia Cup merchandise.
MAKE A DONATION
Make a donation to support one of our event participants or teams. You’ll see a list of participants in the lower right corner of this page. Click on the participant’s name and you’ll be taken to their online fundraising page to make a donation. You can also donate to your favorite boat by clicking on a participant’s “View Team Page” link. If you would like to make a contribution to the overall event but not in support of a particular participant, select an amount in the “Make a Donation” area of this page, and then click on “Donate Now” to enter your payment information. All major credit cards and PayPal are available payment options.
All donations are greatly appreciated! Your secure, online tax-deductible donation to LLS helps fund lifesaving research and provides information and support to patients throughout their cancer journey. Give today and make a difference in the life of someone who has blood cancer. Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. And, advances are far-reaching. From 2000 through 2013, almost 40 percent of new anti-cancer drugs were FDA-approved for blood cancer patients -- more first-ever approvals than for any other group of cancers -- and many of these were advanced with funding from LLS. Some therapies are even helping patients with other cancers and other serious, nonmalignant diseases. But, despite these advances, about one third of patients with a blood cancer still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis, which is why more funding is needed to bring better therapies to patients, and faster.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! Please visit the website often and bring friends who would also like to donate! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.
Boat registration is open and available online via Regatta Network. To begin your registration click here.
Watching a regatta is fun and exciting (unless the winds are down), participating in a regatta is the cat's meow, racing sailboats for a great cause is the crem-dala-crem.