Leukemia Cup Regatta and Sailors for the Sea Selected as the 2016 Charitable and Environmental Partners
Both organizations have linked the love of boating to their very vital missions - finding a cure for cancer and ocean conservation - causes close to the heart of NIBS and many show attendees. As the Show’s charitable partner, these non-profit organizations will receive complimentary exhibit space and the opportunity for their staff to educate and share information regarding their very important missions.
Click here for additional information about LLS and how you can participate in the June 3rd & 4th Leukemia Cup Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island: www.lls.org
Click here for additional information on Sailors for the Sea and their Green Boating Guide designed for recreational boaters and cruisers; it’s the “go-to resource” for information on sustainable boating: www.sailorsforthesea.org.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing regattas that combines the joy of recreational boating with fundraising dedicated to helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. “LLS is proud to join forces with the Newport International Boat Show,” said Gary Jobson, National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta. “As a lymphoma survivor, I appreciate all the more how partnerships like this one inspire others to join our efforts to accelerate cures and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Sailors for the Sea
Sailors for the Sea is the leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community towards healing the ocean. The goal of the organization is to rally communities – unite them around their passion for the sea- and power one of the most significant ocean conservation movements of our time. Sailors for the Sea’s high-impact, results-oriented programs support the boating community to protect the waters boaters’ love. The Clean Regattas program, the world’s only sustainability certification system for water-based events, has certified over 800 regattas with over 300,000 sailors participating. Additional programs include their Ocean Watch Magazine, Kids Environmental Lesson Plans (KELP) and their new Green Boating Guide.
“At Sailors for the Sea, we are changing lives, protecting the ocean, and building a community of ocean stewards,” said R. Mark Davis, president, Sailors for the Sea. “The Newport International Boat Show is the perfect venue for us to increase awareness of ocean health issues and our mission to protect the ocean. The quality of guests and exhibitors that attend the show, whether they are new boaters or lifelong sailors, are exactly the kinds of people we need to join our cause. We are excited for this wonderful opportunity.”