Leukemia Cup series returns to Newport Beach
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to host sailing events in May, June and July.
NEWPORT BEACH — A series of sailing and powerboat events will be held at Newport Beach’s Corona Del Mar village beginning May 5, as Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club hosts the Leukemia Cup Regatta through July 26.
The sailing series is held at clubs across the continent and helps raise money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
“With more than one million people in North America diagnosed with a blood cancer, The Leukemia Cup Regatta is an important fundraising event that gives participants an opportunity to do something enjoyable while making a critical difference in the lives of patients and their families,” Deborah Levy, executive director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Orange County Inland Empire Chapter, said in a released statement.
Bahia Corinthian will specifically host four events throughout the spring and summer, beginning with the Fiesta For The Cure/Cinco de Mayo Spectacular and annual Poker Run on May 5.
Teams managing PHRF boats will compete against each other on June 2, followed by races for Harbor 20s and junior sailors on June 3.
A Leukemia Cup golf tournament will be held at Oak Creek Golf Course in Irvine on July 26.
Sailors and powerboat users participating in the Leukemia Cup Regatta series are eligible to win prizes and will have the opportunity to race at the Celebration Sail held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in New Orleans.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is “the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer” and aims to cure diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. It was founded in 1949 and has chapters across the United States and Canada. Visit LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at 800-955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) for more information.
More information about the Leukemia Cup in Newport Beach can be found on the Bahia Corinthian YC website – bcyc.org – or by calling 949-644-9530. Contact Gail Cyprus at 562-883-9001 for questions about the events on May 5.
Visit leukemiacup.org/ocie to learn more about the Regatta series.