West Marine, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raise more than $41,300

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — West Marine and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) raised about $41,300 in October to support cancer research and patient services.

The month-long fundraiser was held at West Marine store locations nationwide. Those who contributed to the fundraiser had their names added to a paper sailboat, which was then displayed in-store.

Customers, according to West Marine, signed an estimated 16,700 paper sailboats.

The fundraiser coincided with the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign.

“The funds raised will help support life-saving research and patient services, bringing hope to blood cancer patients and their families,” West Marine staff said in a released statement. “Since the Leukemia Cup Regatta’s inception, more than $62 million has been raised to help advance the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”

Visit westmarine.com or leukemiacup.org/what/sponsors/west_marine/ for more information.

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