Local Resident Setting Sail for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Fantasy Sail

Nov 20 – Now that 50 Leukemia Cup Regattas have taken place across the country during the 2012 calendar year, 95 dedicated fundraisers have qualified for the 2012 Fantasy Sail taking place December 7-9,
2012 in New Orleans.

Among those will be Scotty Murray of Middletown, RI. who raised
$19,100 at this years race.

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraisers who met the minimum of $8,500 by November 1, 2012, have been invited to sail with Leukemia Cup Regatta Chairman Gary Jobson and their fellow top fundraisers in the annual, exciting Fantasy Sail weekend and race. Participants also get to enjoy a reception at the prestigious Southern Yacht Club.

Jobson has been the national chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta since 1994. He is a world class sailor, television commentator, and author. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003. During the Fantasy Sail weekend, Jobson will share insights about his battle against lymphoma and share his insights into the latest news on the sailing scene.

Participants in the 2012 Leukemia Cup Regatta raised a total of $4.4 million this year; and to date the program has raised $42 million since its inception.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission:
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

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