One of the traditions that has made AYC a great yacht club is our annual Leukemia Cup –a fundraising drive leading up to our biggest event of the year, the Birthday Regatta on February 13. Anyone can participate in the Leukemia Cup; no sailing required. You can double your fun by taking part in both events.
Arizona Yacht Club is one of 45 US yacht clubs hosting Leukemia Cup events. AYC members have raised over $725,000 to fund the groundbreaking work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
LLS is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancer, which accounts for 10% of all new cancer cases in the US and is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths. LLS has played a direct role in over 85% of blood cancer treatments and therapies approved by the FDA in the past few years, dramatically improving patient outcomes.
COVID-19 has made this a difficult year in many ways. Non-profits like LLS have been hit hard by reduced donations. For our part, AYC is planning a smaller Birthday Regatta with one day of great sailing instead of three days, and we must cancel the fun social events that generate a large share of our LLS donations.
That’s why we need to rely more on the community spirit of AYC members to support this great cause by becoming Leukemia Cup fundraisers.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs). This page includes information on where to donate by check.
Please get on board and let’s all “raise more than a sail”!
Here’s how to get started:
- Visit the AYC Leukemia Club website:
Old Salts – Click the REGISTER button first, then sign in using your log-in details from last year.
New Fundraisers – Click the REGISTER button, then use the NEW ACCOUNT button to create your page. Or contact any of the Leukemia Cup Committee Members listed below to have it created for you.
- Choose one of the following:
Create a Team – The best option if you own a boat, whether or not you sail in the Regatta. Use your Boat Name as the Team Name, and list your Fleet under the “Employer” field. You can also create a team for your business.
Join a Team – For crew members supporting their skipper’s team, or for employees supporting a business team.
Individual – If you will raise funds without a team affiliation.
- Receive confirmation of registration. You’ll receive a confirmation email from LLS with instructions on how to share your fundraising web page.
- Begin fighting blood cancer: Get started early and tap into the spirit of holiday giving! Send the link to your crew, friends, family, neighbors, business associates, customers, or suppliers, and ask them to help you meet your goal. Email, text, or Facebook are all good ways to send your link.
- Hit your goal: Watch for our ongoing “pro tips” to boost your fundraising efforts.
This campaign ends with the Birthday Regatta on February 13. The top Leukemia Cup individual, team and fleet fundraisers will be recognized alongside winners of the Birthday Regatta races and events. In the coming weeks, we’ll share Leukemia Cup updates and facts about the incredible work being done by LLS.
If you have questions or need help, contact one of the following focal points.
LEUKEMIA CUP COMMITTEE MEMBERS – CLICK TO EXPAND
These fleet and member contacts are committed to helping drive maximum participation and fundraising for the AYC 2021 Leukemia Cup.
They can help with: setting up your LLS Fundraising page, personalizing your page, goal setting and fundraising through email and Facebook. If you’d like additional help, contact the person associated with your fleet or a contact at large.
|FLEET FOCAL POINTS|
|Catalina/Capri 14.2||Lynn Simzykemail@example.com||480.380.4396|
|Catalina 22||Rahul Sallafirstname.lastname@example.org||480.738.1224|
|PHRF Spin||Dawn & Paul Uchtmannemail@example.com||602.373.9663|
|PHRF Sport Boat||Greg Lausinfirstname.lastname@example.org||480.888.6331|
|Santana 20||Cedric Lorchemail@example.com||602.908.8250|
|AT LARGE FOCAL POINTS|
|Matt & Andi Bakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||602.513.9194|