Fellow sailors around the bay,
I’m writing on behalf of the RI Leukemia Cup organizing committee. We are rapidly approaching this year’s Leukemia Cup regatta, scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd and my goal today is to ask you to consider reminding your members about this fun and important event. Many of you are already actively engaged and for that I offer our thanks. For those of you interested in getting some additional word out to your membership, the below might serve as a useful template.
The NOR, SI and other race-related documents are all here: https://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=11756 You will note this year’s event is a bit of a change from past years. The race itself will be run pursuit-style around Prudence Island. Moreover, and as you might expect, there are no shoreside events associated with the fundraising. Regardless, this is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the fight against blood cancers and I hope you will take a moment to alert your sailors to this special opportunity. I’ve also attached a poster should this be useful in your communications. Please feel free to write back with any questions or comments.
2020 RI Leukemia Cup Organizing Committee
26th Annual Rhode Island Leukemia Cup Regatta
August 22, 2020
Pursuit Race around Prudence Island, hosted by Herreshoff Marine Museum
Benefiting the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Making An Impact:
We hope you join us for this year’s Leukemia Cup Regatta to make impact on the LLS mission to expand research towards accelerating cures and improving the lives of patients and their families. Now more than ever sailing is a great socially distant and fun activity to enjoy your summer and simultaneously give back to others.
How you can help:
- SAIL – Join us on the water to support our mission. Share your website with friends, family, and colleagues to raise awareness and funds - every little bit counts!
- SHARE - Include information about The Leukemia Cup Regatta on 8/22 with your members. Encourage them to represent your club on the water!
- SUPPORT – Whether your club chooses to sign up and fundraise, make a donation in support of the cause, or provide an in-kind auction item, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Join in on the fun! All are welcome, so mark your calendars for 8/22!
Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting any in-person events this year to adhere to socially distant guidelines. Join us on water for our Pursuit Race around Prudence Island, and stay tuned for information on our Virtual Celebration with a Dark N’ Stormy Toast provided by Goslings Rum!