SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area chapter will host the Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta on Oct. 21-22, 2017 at the Corinthian Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon, California.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Gala, presented by Hannig Law, will take place on Oct. 21 with special guest speaker Dr. Dean Ornish. The fundraiser will continue on Oct. 22 with the Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta sailing competition and festivities at the San Francisco Yacht Club. Celebrating its 12th year, the Bay Area event has raised more than $7 million to support LLS's mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
With the support of Pacific Union and other sponsors, sailors from around the Bay Area will raise more than sails to honor local blood cancer patients and survivors, who will be recognized as "honorary skippers," and sailors all of levels are encouraged to fundraise, participate, and attend the two-day event. This year's honorary skippers include, Robert Groenke, Douglas Holmes, Drake Jensen, Steve Johnson, Chris Kostanecki, Rhett Krawitt, Brit Lacey, Christopher Laub, and Lynn Spiller. This year's campaign kicked off on April 26, 2017 at the SFYC with guest speaker Dr. Babis Andreadis, hematologist at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
Also joining the lineup of honorary skippers is lifestyle blogger and actress, Brittany Daniel, best known for her role in the television series "Sweet Valley High" and the film, "Joe Dirt." Daniel is a cancer survivor of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and a first-time participant in the regatta. Daniel will be joined by her husband, Pacific Union real estate professional, Adam Touni.
On Oct. 21, the third annual Perkins Challenge will launch from the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco at 12 p.m. A sailing competition among prominent Bay Area companies to show united support in seeking a cure for blood cancers, the event will feature corporate teams of four competing on J/22 class sailboats to win the Perkins Trophy, named after the late Honorary Chairman Thomas Perkins. The trophy will be presented to the winning team at the VIP Gala that evening at the Corinthian Yacht Club.
On Oct. 22, the Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta will begin with a sponsor breakfast at 10 a.m. at the SFYC, and boats will board at 11:30 a.m. This year, the event will feature a Poker Run event for nonracing powerboats, which will tour seven yacht clubs around the Bay to collect the best poker hand. The participating yacht clubs are Encinal, Golden Gate, Oakland, St. Francis, Sausalito, Corinthian, and San Francisco. Also, honorary skippers, spectators, and sponsors will watch the races from a beautiful yacht. All guests are invited to return to SFYC for the awards celebration and a barbecue at 4 p.m.
Registration and tickets for the 2017 Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta are now available at http://www.SFLCR.org. Tickets are $125 for sailboats, $200 for Poker Run participants, and $150 for spectators. VIP Gala seats may also be purchased for $1,000 per person by calling 415-625-1139. Fundraisers may qualify for seats if they raise at least $2,500 per seat with a two-seat maximum. You may view the list of 2017 local sponsors here.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission; Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services for patients and their loved ones.
Major LLS fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light the Night Walk, School & Youth, Man & Woman of the Year and Leukemia Cup Regatta. To reach the widest possible audience, LLS partners with national and regional level companies and brands, including Nike, Disney, Burlington and others.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients and caregivers should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
About Pacific Union International
Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Pacific Union International, Inc. is the West Coast's premier luxury real estate brand with 2016 sales volume of $12.61 billion. In 2016, real estate industry leaders RISMedia and REAL Trends rank Pacific Union as the eighth-largest brokerage in the U.S. Through its 2015 acquisition of The Mark Company, the nation's leading sales and marketing firm for new urban luxury developments, Pacific Union expanded its brand to development projects from San Diego to Seattle. In 2016 Pacific Union merged with Los Angeles-based brokerage John Aaroe Group, followed in 2017 with a merger with Partners Trust also based in Los Angeles, extending the Pacific Union brand to become the preeminent leader and ultimate California real estate company. The strategic alliance of these four powerhouses supports over 1,400 elite real estate professionals in 47 offices throughout the West Coast. Northern California markets include San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, and Sonoma counties, Silicon Valley, and the Lake Tahoe region. Greater Los Angeles markets include Beverly Hills, Downtown, the Westside, and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. To extend Pacific Union's international reach, in 2013 the brokerage established an award-winning, Beijing-based China Concierge program that fully supports its Chinese investors on the mainland. Additionally Pacific Union offers a full range of personal and commercial real estate services, including buying, selling, and relocation in addition to operating joint-venture businesses that provide rental and commercial property management and insurance services. Locally owned, Pacific Union executes with a vision for the future, an entrepreneurial mindset, and an unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional service and expertise. For more information, visit: www.pacificunion.com.
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