US Sailing to Partner with Leukemia Cup Regatta to Support Cancer Cures Research

BRISTOL, R.I. (December 4, 2019) – US Sailing is honored to announce a partnership with the Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of 45 sailing events taking place throughout North America benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Through this new partnership, US Sailing aims to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure all forms of blood cancer by inspiring its members to support and participate in Leukemia Cup Regattas around the country.

US Sailing will also support its members who are already participating in these regattas with their fundraising efforts. For every person who joins or renews their US Sailing membership through the Leukemia Cup Regatta program, $10 of their membership will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will be allocated directly to their fundraising website, so before they go out and ask for support from their friends, family and contacts, they will have the support of US Sailing.

“We are honored to partner with the Leukemia Cup Regatta to support such a great cause for cancer research and improve the quality of life for patients and their families,” said Jack Gierhart, Chief Executive Officer of US Sailing. “We all know fellow sailors or have friends and famly that have been afflicted with these terrible blood diseases. We are excited to engage the passion and reach of our members through this program and leverage the great sport of sailing to advance the LLS programs and mission.”

Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising helps support life-saving research and patient services, bringing hope to patients and their families. Since the inception of the Leukemia Cup Regatta in 1988, over $70 million has been raised to help advance the Leukemia Lymphoma & Society’s mission.

“US Sailing’s involvement and the generosity of the sailing community will enable LLS to help more patients and their families who are on the front lines of the cancer battle,” said Gary Jobson, National Chairman Emeritus of the Leukemia Cup Regatta and a Lymphoma survivor. “I am living proof of the research and treatment advances.”

Learn more about the US Sailing-Leukemia Cup Regatta membership program.

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About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple 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.  Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit  For more information about the Leukemia Cup Regatta, please visit