Regatta fund-raiser has record year

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The St. Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta raised more than $303,000 for leukemia/lymphoma research this year.

It was the biggest year in the 14 years of the Savannah Leukemia Cup, which is the second largest Leukemia Cup Regatta in the country.

The core events took place in September with the inaugural Run for Jane 5K and the golf, tennis and sailing competitions, hosted by the Savannah Yacht Club. In April a sporting clay shoot will be held at the Forest City Gun Club.

The St. Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The society supports the relentless pursuit of their mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Funds raised at the event will go towards critical research to increase the survival rates of the 912,938 Americans who are now living with leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.

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