St. Joseph’s/Candler Joins the Race to Fight Cancer during the Leukemia Cup Regatta Series of Events
Since 1997, The Leukemia Cup Regatta, organized by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club, has raised more than $4 million for research and patient programs for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia Cup Regatta includes a series of events that raise funds to increase awareness in the community about blood-borne cancers. The Regatta is the second largest Leukemia Regatta in the United States.
Leukemia Cup Regatta
The 22nd annual Leukemia Cup Regatta will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at the Savannah Yacht Club, with smaller events held throughout the year. St. Joseph’s/Candler is once again proud to be the presenting sponsor.
The main weekend of events will be held Sept. 14-16 and include a golf, in-shore junior fishing and tennis tournaments, a black-tie dinner & auction, a sporting clays tournament, as well as the signature weekend of sailing events. At the opening ceremonies, a cancer survivor speaks on the importance of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and how it has helped them in their journey through drug research, education and financial assistance.
The LCR Weekend of Events evolved after the Olympics came to Savannah in 1996. Since 1997, members of the Savannah Yacht Club and the Leukemia Cup Executive Committee have worked tirelessly to expand the fundraising efforts into a community-wide series of premier sporting events to raise awareness and funds for the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related cancers. Money raised from the various events goes towards critical research to increase the survival rates of the nearly one million Americans who are now living with leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.
Research funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies.
For ticket information, visit the LLS website or call 912-352-8333.
Run For Jane 5K/10K
The annual Run For Jane is the kickoff event associated with the annual Leukemia Cup Regatta. Registration is now open for the Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, 5K and 10K. Voted one of Competitor Magazine’s Best Charity Runs, this annual event is held each year on Labor Day Weekend.
The uniqueness, beauty and popularity of this event serve as a fitting tribute to the late Dr. Jane Philbrick. For many years, Jane was very much involved in the Leukemia Cup Regatta before succumbing to the disease herself. She was a college professor, community volunteer and a great friend to the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.
Held in beautiful and historic Isle of Hope, the race features breathtaking scenic views alongside the Skidaway River, offering a picturesque setting of Georgia’s intra-coastal waterway, marshlands and equally stunning coastal homes.
For more information or to register for this year’s Run For Jane, click here.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest volunteer health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its inception in 1949, the society has provided more than $358 million for blood cancer research.