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Leukemia Cup Regatta

Eating & Drinking, Events & Nightlife, Music, Sports

April 10th, 2012

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WHO: The Louisiana Chapter of
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) presents the 2012 Leukemia Cup Regatta
in New Orleans.

WHAT: Sailors take to Lake
Pontchartrain for a weekend of competitive sailboat racing and parties, and
landlubbers come out to be part of the spectator crowd. The post-race party
will feature music by Band of Brothers, food from local restaurants, drinks by
Mount Gay Rum, and live and silent auctions to benefit LLS. Visit Café du
Monde, Metairie Bank, Gulf Coast Bank, or Robért Fresh Market to purchase a
paper sailboat to support LLS.

WHEN/WHERE: Sailing Regatta—April 21-22, 2012

Post-Race Party—April 21, 2012,
6-10 p.m., ticket prices start at $50

Post-Regatta Festivities and Awards Ceremony—April
22, 2012, around 3 p.m.

All events at Southern Yacht Club, New
Orleans, LA

WHY: The Honored Skippers are
Harrison Bond and Ryan Finn. Harrison, a 14-year-old Jesuit High School
student, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March 2011. After his
diagnosis he went through chemotherapy and radiation, and today, except for
some damage to his thyroid from the radiation, he is healthy. Harrison thanks LLS
for their dedication to finding a cure while decreasing the negative side
effects of treatment.

Ryan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in
March 1998. He got involved with LLS in 2004 when he saw how the funds from the
Leukemia Cup Regatta were impacting cancer research and financial aid. He was
sailing the day before he was diagnosed and he’s sailing now.

For complete
details, please visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/msla.

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