The 18th Annual South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta was held over the weekend of September 27th-28th in Charleston Harbor. The weekend’s races capped off a several month effort to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This signature event combines the joy of sailing with the important task of raising money to cure blood cancers.
Gruenloh Law Associate Patrick Chisum with team S/V Old School, former intern Nathan Akers on team S/V Soul, and 28 other local boats participated in the annual regatta and raised over $135,000 to fund patient services, research, and advocacy. Since 1998, the South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised nearly 2 million dollars, and this year’s total has made the event one of the most successful of its kind in the nation.
This year’s regatta was special for the crew for Old School as they dedicated their fundraising efforts in honor of Megan Provost, a lymphoma survivor celebrating 5 years of remission, and Gene Seif, the father of boat owner Matt Seif, who died of leukemia.
Bragging rights were not the only thing on the line out on the water. This year’s regatta also determined the 2014 SAYRA PHRF Off Shore Championship. Although all the racing was in the harbor, team Old School placed 2nd in C Class.
To learn more about the leukemia cup regatta please visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/sc/ or if you would like to make a donation before the November 1, 2014 deadline, please visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/pages/sc/char14/Megan5.