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.”