The Vermilion Boat Club and the Vermilion communnity recently raised $30,000 for the 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta. The Vermilion Boat Club has been the reigning champs of the Yacht Club Challenge for 3 years.
The 2019 Leukemia Cup trophy was presented back to the VBC in October. VBC placed 1st in the region and is currently 5th in the nation for team fundraising.
The community of Vermilion has been very supportive and helpful in fundraising efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for years. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission is to cure leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families.
At events held at yacht clubs across North America, skippers register their boats and recruit friends and colleagues to help crew and to raise funds. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat. National and local event sponsors also support the Leukemia Cup Regatta.