Holmgren Subaru chooses Sails Up 4 Cancer for Share the Love Partner

Sails Up 4 Cancer is proud to announce that it has been selected by Subaru America as part of this years Share the Love campaign in conjunction with Holmgren Subaru in Franklin, CT. Subaru has donated over $147 million toward charities across the country. From November 14, 2019 until January 2, 2020 Subaru will donate $250 to Sails Up 4 Cancer for each car sold or leased.
Sails Up 4 Cancer, founded in 2011 is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation based in Mystic. Over the past eight years Sails Up has donated over $225,000 to a variety of research centers, hospitals, hospice care, and individuals dealing with all types of cancer.
Subaru of America, Inc. donated over $27.5 million to charitable partners during the eleventh annual “Share the Love” event in 2018. Since the inception of the program, Subaru has donated over $147 million. Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) is incredibly proud to have been chosen as one of this year’s charities for their campaign.
Thanks to Holmgren Subaru, in Franklin, CT, Subaru was able to donate $250 for every new vehicle sold or leased earlier this year; resulting in an incredibly generous gift to SU4C.
“Don’t lose sight of the fact that the Holmgren team educated their customers about Sails Up. Customers have a variety of options as far as where the donations go… Wounded Warrior Project, ASPCA and many other national charities but Holmgren believes in Sails Up and wanted to see the gift stay local,” explained Ken Scanzio, Subaru District Sales Manager.
Bob Davis, CEO of SU4C has partnered with the Holmgren team for numerous years on a variety of projects. “Bob has been a personal friend and he is passionate about Sails Up, it is impossible not to get involved and be supportive when the leader is someone who has not only survived cancer but works incredibly hard to raise funds for future research. I am proud to be a part of such a great organization,” said Eric Holmgren.
“No one plans to get cancer; and everyone is affected by it,” said Scanzio. “Subaru is proud to give to an organization helping people suffering from cancer.”
SU4C is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing.
Save the date for the Sails Up Regatta & wellness weekend, June 26-27, 2020 at Mystic Shipyard For more information, please visit. http://su4c.org
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Sails Up 4 Cancer awards $14,000 to L+M Hospital

Sails Up 4 Cancer was proud to be an honored guest at the sold-out L + M Gala on Saturday, September 28. Bob Davis, CEO and President of Sails Up 4 Cancer presented a $14,000 check to Bill Stanley during the event. Speaking to almost 600 attendees, Davis explained the great need for supporting the local hospital.
While, the evening’s focus was mainly on fund raising for the L+M Emergency Facility and services in New London, CT. Sails Up 4 Cancer provided these funds with the understanding that they are, and will be, ear-marked for the Patient Transportation Fund, Patient Exercise Program, and Beauty Boosters Program at L+M’s Cancer Center.
“On behalf of the Sails Up 4 Cancer Board of Directors, friends, and donors we are sensitive to the needs of our local Cancer hospital and are dedicated to its support. Sails Up 4 Cancer is extremely proud to be one of the first to acknowledge and contribute to this often neglected need,” said Bob Davis, Founder and CEO of SU4C.
“As they always do, Sails Up 4 Cancer has recognized an important cancer-related need in our community and stepped up to fulfill it. Very often, there is so much focus on cancer and the appropriate cures for it that some of the important incidentals – such as reliable transportation to and from treatment – can be overlooked. That is why we are so privileged to have a knowledgeable and generous partner like our good friends at Sails Up 4 Cancer. Their support for our Cancer Center and our patients over the years has been nothing short of incredible,” said Bill Stanley, Vice President of Development & Community Relations at L+M Hospital.
Sails Up 4 Cancer is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, education, care and prevention for all types of cancer.
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For further information:Bob Davis, Sails Up 4 Cancer: Rdavis@su4c.org – su4c.org
A Sold out room ready for guests at the Mystic Marriott.
Local business owner Jonathan Duncklee (Duncklee Cooling & Heating), CEO and founder of Sails Up 4 Cancer, Bob Davis and CT State Senator Heather Somers

CT Spring In-water Boat Show to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer Announces 2019 Show Dates

Essex, CT (January 24, 2019) The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5 at Essex Island Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Essex Island Marina, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld. 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer, last year over $10,000 was raised for the organization.

“Boaters from all over New England down to New York get excited to visit the Connecticut Spring Boat Show to experience the wide selection of power and sail boats. The venue makes it easy to hop aboard and spend time chatting with knowledgeable brokers in a relaxed and fun environment.” said Tom Pilkington, owner of Prestige Yacht Sales. “Due to changes in CT Tax law, which lower the state tax on boat purchases from 6.35% to 2.99% in 2019, we anticipate a growing interest in this boutique show.” said Pilkington.

“Safe Harbor Marinas is proud to sponsor this event annually” said Doug Domenie, Northeast Central Regional Vice President. “It is truly unique because of our beautiful, family friendly venue in the historic waterfront village of Essex, CT. No other show, boutique or otherwise, has a setting like ours and the SHM team really take pride in hosting it.” Essex Island Marina is located on a 13-acre private island on the Connecticut River, accessed by a complementary ferry service, and offers 125 slips accommodating vessels up to 200’. Over thirty land based nautical exhibitors are expected to grace the dockside lawns on the Island along with the seventy plus expected in water boats.

Over 2500 visitors are anticipated with a suggested donation of $5 per person to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization and local charity who distributes funds raised to families impacted by cancer. Attendees will see a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models with sea trials available. Boating gear, accessories, waterfront real estate and “water lifestyle” service companies will also be on site.

“We are really proud to have raised over $10,000 last year for Sails Up 4 Cancer.” said Ben Cesare, Publisher of WindCheck Magazine, the producer of the event. “This year, with the help of sponsor Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, we hope to double that! They will again bring their riverboat Becky Thatcher to provide food and beverages during the event and host a cocktail cruise to benefit the charity.”

Sails Up 4 Cancer is a non-profit organization based in Mystic, Connecticut. SU4C has been dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the Shoreline and Southeastern regions of Connecticut. To learn more, go to SU4C.org.

CT SPRING BOAT SHOW: The CT Spring Boat Show, May 3-5, 2019 features some of the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport and sail boats. The show is open to the public at Essex Island Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina with a requested $5 dollar donation to Sails Up 4 Cancer for attendees ages 13 and up. Free parking is provided. Visit www.ctspringboatshow.com for specific event details or Ben Cesare of WindCheck Magazine at​ contactus@windcheckmagazine.com for dealer and vendor application information.

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Holmgren Subaru chooses Sails Up 4 Cancer for Share the Love Partner

Sails Up 4 Cancer is proud to announce that it has been selected by Subaru America as part of this years Share the Love campaign in conjunction with Holmgren Subaru in Franklin, CT. Subaru has donated over $50 million towards a variety of charities across the country.

From November 15, 2018 until Jan 2, 2019 Subaru will donate $250 to Sails Up 4 Cancer for each car sold. Sails Up 4 Cancer, founded in 2011 is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation based in Mystic. Over the past four years Sails Up has donated over $150,000 to a variety of research centers, hospitals, hospice care, and individuals dealing with all types of cancer.

Subaru of America, Inc. donated $10 million to charitable partners during its seventh annual “Share the Love” event. Since the inception of the program, Subaru has donated over $50 million. Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) is incredibly proud to have been chosen as one of this year’s charities for their campaign. Thanks to Holmgren Subaru, in Franklin , CT, Subaru was able to donate $250 for every new vehicle sold earlier this year; resulting in an incredibly generous gift to SU4C.

“Don’t lose sight of the fact that the Holmgren team educated their customers about Sails Up, customers have a variety of options as far as where the donations go… Wounded Warrior Project, ASPCA and many other national charities but Holmgren believes in Sails Up and wanted to see the gift stay local,” explained Ken Scanzio, Subaru District Sales Manager.

Bob Davis, CEO of SU4C has partnered with the Holmgren team for numerous years on a variety of projects. “Bob has become a personal friend and he is passionate about Sails Up, it is impossible not to get involved and be supportive when the leader is someone who has not only survived cancer but works incredibly hard to raise funds for future research. I am proud to be a part of such a great organization,” said Eric Holmgren.

“No one plans to get cancer; and everyone is affected by it,” said Scanzio. “Subaru is proud to give to an organization helping people suffering from cancer.”

SU4C is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing. To fulfill these goals, SU4C partners with local yacht clubs, sailing clubs and other like-minded organizations to host regattas. The aim is to have these regattas appeal to everyone and not just the racing enthusiast.

Save the date for the Sails Up Regatta & wellness weekend, June 21-22, 2019, Mystic Shipyard For more information, please visit. www.SU4C.org


Holmgren Subaru Donates $30k to Sails Up 4 Cancer

Holmgren Subaru is proud to donate over $30,000 to SailsUp 4 Cancer through the Share The Love Campaign.
The money, raised by Holmgren, will go toward funding education, prevention, care and cure for all types of cancer. For nine years, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with more than 660 non-profits to show the company’s commitment to helping local communities. By the end 2017, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.
Sails Up 4 Cancer, one of Southeastern Connecticut’s leading providers of financial assistance to cancer patients, is ecstatic to be the recipient of $30,000 from The Subaru America Share the Love 2017 campaign via Holmgren Subaru of North Franklin, CT.
“The Holmgren team and family have long been supporters of Sails Up4 Cancer. We appreciate the organization for its unique niche in bringing much needed financial support directly to cancer patients and not through a third party,” said Eric Holmgren, president of Holmgren Subaru.
Eric Holmgren is an avid sailor and dear friend to Bob Davis, President and founder of SU4C. Davis is a two-time cancer survivor and has an intimate relationship with cancer and cancer patients. Eric, and his wife Dawn, along with the Holmgren Family and the staff at Holmgren Subaru, believes that because of Davis’ experience with two cancers and his personal empathy with the agony that patients endure, he is the perfect person to address their needs. Having lived through the stress of cancer and loss of income, Davis is in a formidable position to support those suffering with the hidden effects and stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
“We cannot just provide lip service to those in need of financial assistance. We must heed the call and respond effectively and efficiently in sending financial relief,” explained Davis.
For more information please visit www.su4c.org or contact Rdavis@su4c.org

CT Spring Boat Show Raises Over $10k for Sails Up 4 Cancer

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show welcomed over 60 boats, varying in size from 10-55 feet, to the third annual show.The show was a production of Windcheck Magazine and was sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina / Safe Harbor, Essex Boat Works, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).
Sails Up 4 Cancer, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization, was this year’s beneficiary. Working with the producers of the show, a $5 suggested donation was collected at the entrance of this year’s show. CT Spring Boat Show is in full support of SU4C, who are dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research.
“We were honored to be chosen as the shows’ charity; we enjoy working with Anne Hannan and Ben Cesare, of Windcheck and are overwhelmed by the generosity of the 2018 show attendees,” said Bob Davis, two-time cancer survivor and president of SU4C. “We are just blown away by the palpable good will of the people coming to enjoy the show; not to mention the vendors and brokers who make this show a tremendous success.”
New this year was the addition of a special cocktail cruise aboard the Becky Thatcher, from Essex Steam Train and River Boat. Visitors could set sail on Friday evening for a beautiful CT River cruise with proceeds also going to SU4C.
“It was terrific to have Becky Thatcher at the show;” said Ben Cesare, publisher of Windcheck Magazine. “She added to the family-fun of the entire event.”
With the suggested $5.00 donation, Sails Up 4 Cancer will continue their mission of supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the Shoreline and Southeastern regions of Connecticut.
“We’re absolutely ecstatic about the donations that came in,” says Davis. “We will be able to provide direct financial relief to a significant number of families.”
With the creation of the financial, family-assistance program, the Spinnaker Fund, SU4C has been able to alleviate financial stress and give much-needed financial relief to many families. Additionally, SU4C gives significant donations to local Cancer Hospitals, Center for Hospice Care, and Visiting Nurses among others.
While SU4C recognizes the serious nature of their organization, they are also all about having fun! Join them for their weekend of events:
  • June 15, 6pm: BBQ & Cornhole Tournament with live music from Lone Wolf Trio
  • June 16, 10am: Regatta on Fishers Island Sound (PHRF rating)
  • June 16, 1-5pm: SU4C Wellness Expo with Be The Match on site followed by the post-regatta party
  • June 16, 5pm: Post Regatta Party with Rock N Soul Revue and Dark N Stormy Stations!
For more information please visit www.su4c.org or contact Rdavis@su4c.org

Sails Up 4 Cancer awards $13,000 to L+M Hospital

Sails Up 4 Cancer was proud to be an honored guest at the L + M Gala on Saturday, May 12. Bob Davis, CEO and President of Sails Up 4 Cancer presented a $13,000 check to Bill Stanley during the event.

“The money will go toward the L+M Cancer Center in Waterford, CT. The donated funds will be used for their Transportation Fund and Patients Assistance Fund. As a sub-part of the Patients Assistance Fund, L+M has established the Single Women/ Head of Household Fund., said Davis. “Sails Up 4 Cancer is extremely proud to be one of the first to acknowledge and contribute to this often neglected need.”

Sails Up 4 Cancer is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, education, care and prevention for all types of cancer.

“As they always do, Sails Up 4 Cancer has recognized an important cancer-related need in our community and stepped up to fulfill it. Very often, there is so much focus on cancer and the appropriate cures for it that some of the important incidentals – such as reliable transportation to and from treatment – can be overlooked. That is why we are so privileged to have a knowledgeable and generous partner like our good friends at Sails Up 4 Cancer. Their support for our Cancer Center and our patients over the years has been nothing short of incredible”, said Bill Stanley, Vice President of
Development & Community Relations at L+M Hospital.

“The Cancer Center is so grateful for the grant money from Sails Up 4 Cancer. We all know someone who is affected by cancer, and with the monies from this grant, we can help patients that may have no transportation to get to the Center to receive their treatments. The additional money from this grant will help with programming for our women who have minimal support at home,” said Cathy McCarthy, Oncology Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the L&M Cancer Center.

For more information: Bob Davis, Sails Up 4 Cancer, Rdavis@su4c.org, www.su4c.org


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat teams up with Connecticut Spring Boat Show to help raise funds for SU4C!

Sails Up 4 Cancer is pleased to partner with the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. This boutique, in-water show is May 4 – 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina.

Produced by Windcheck Magazine and supported by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and Yacht World, this show offers boats for every buyer.

A suggested $5.00 donation (from attendees over 13 years old) will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Sails Up 4 Cancer is a non-profit organization based in Mystic, Connecticut. SU4C is dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the Shoreline and Southeastern regions of Connecticut.

Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is hosting a sunset cocktail cruise aboard the Riverboat Becky Thatcher to benefit SU4C. Passed hors-d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale aboard Becky Thatcher at 5:00 pm. Boarding time is 6:00 pm, setting sail at 6:30 pm. Tickets are first to come, first served and capacity is limited to 125 guests. ESTR will match all ticket sales up to 125 tickets to benefit SU4C. Proceeds from all bar sales during the cruise will be gifted to Sails Up 4 Cancer.

Hot coffee, cold juices, and morning bites will be available aboard Becky Thatcher from 8:00 am – Noon on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6.

“We’re absolutely ecstatic,” says two-time cancer survivor and Founder of Sails Up 4 Cancer, Bob Davis. “With the projected donations from this year’s event, SU4C will be able to provide direct financial relief to a significant number of families.”

With the creation of the financial, family-assistance program, the Spinnaker Fund, SU4C has been able to alleviate financial stress and give much-needed financial relief to many families. Additionally, SU4C gives significant donations to local Cancer Hospitals, Center for Hospice Care, and Visiting Nurses among others.

For more information please visit www.su4c.org or contact Rdavis@su4c.org


Throw a bag for a great cause!

Sails Up 4 Cancer Evening with Mystic Cornhole Co. Tournament & Lone Wolf Trio Featuring Dogwatch Mystic BBQ June 15 & 16, 2018

Sails Up 4 Cancer combines Cornhole and live music from Lone Wolf Trio for an evening of fun plus delicious Dogwatch BBQ!

The event takes place on June 15, 6 pm, at Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT. The music is free and open to the public, but donations to Sails Up are strongly encouraged. If you wish to eat and drink, or be in the Cornhole tournament, the prices are:

CORNHOLE & BBQ: $40 per team (2 players)
INCLUDES: Cornhole Tournament • Pulled Pork, Mac n’ Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw • Four Drink Tickets

BBQ ONLY: $20
INCLUDES: Pulled Pork, Mac n’ Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw • Two Drink Tickets

DRINKS ONLY: Drink Tickets $5/each

Sails Up 4 Cancer, now in its seventh year, is a charity organization dedicated to funding care, cures, research, education, and prevention for all types of cancer. This is accomplished through the art and enjoyment of sailing and other terrific events. Sails Up 4 Cancer has been able to assist many local cancer care centers plus Hospice organizations, our local Cancer Care Hospital, children afflicted with cancer, and both individuals and families struggling financially while battling cancer.

The Lone Wolf Trio will be on stage delivering the music audiences want to hear. Blending straight up rock and roll, diverse and alternative styling with a good time, hard driving sound, Lone Wolf locks the groove for dancing and listening. Come dance to some great music for a great cause!

Mystic Cornhole Company offers custom high-quality, heavy-duty boards and runs terrific tournaments.

Sailing instructions and a brief Q& A session will also be held for the Skippers participating in Saturday’s Regatta. Come play and listen under the big tent. Free parking.

For more information about the Friday tournament and the regatta and post-sailing- party on Saturday, please visit: su4c.org

Sails Up would like to encourage your organization to apply for one of our grants. Institutions may apply for grants with the emphasis on needs and ear mark exactly what the funds will be used for. Evidence of the use of funds will be required within a specified time frame. Cancer patients and families may apply for grants through our Spinnaker Fund. Applications are available at su4c.org.

For Further information: Bob Davis, Sails Up 4 Cancer • Rdavis@su4c.org • www.su4c.org

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On Watch – Bob Davis

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As the Founder and CEO of Sails Up 4 Cancer, Bob Davis is a two-time cancer survivor who’s using the sport he loves to help countless people in southeastern Connecticut.

“Compared to the guys I sail with I got started pretty late, sailing an old Sunfish around Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey,” says Bob, a longtime resident of Niantic.  “It was really cool to be out there sailing alone, especially at dusk. If I had to pick a sailing mentor, it would have to be Jeffery Lutz from Point Pleasant, NJ. I always admired his skills and the fun he had…not taking himself too seriously. Much later, I had the good fortune to race a Colgate 26 with Gary Jobson at the helm. I was starstruck! Gary was incredibly calm and focused, and it was a tremendous experience.”

Bob is an enthusiastic member of the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association. “The Mudheads is a fantastic organization with great sailors, and it’s a real honor to sail with and learn from some of the most talented sailors in our area,” he says. “I volunteer for a variety of events and committees, and I’m ecstatic that they perform Race Committee duties for the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta. They’re the best – no one comes close. The entire membership is such an integral part of our community in so many ways.”

“When I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2004, I wasn’t prepared to just sit back and not become actively involved with my prognosis, although at the time was ‘watch and wait.’ I became involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, who at the time had a regatta run by the Mudheads in Mystic. That was all it took to appreciate how many sailors were affected by leukemia and committed to raising money to put an end to these cancers. It was very moving. In 2010, I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. They call it ‘The Beast.’ It’s a horrible cancer with a low survival rate and grueling treatment. Well, I beat it. I was incredibly lucky and knew I needed to do more to return my good fortune to the cancer patient community.”

“We held our first Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta in June of 2011,” says Bob. “I was pretty stressed, but it wasn’t as chaotic as it could have been. We had a great group of volunteers and I had quite a bit of experience with the Leukemia Cup Regattas. This was my baby and it was important to me for it to be successful, not only as a regatta but also as a fundraiser. We’re now in our seventh year, and the event is pretty much on autopilot. We’re set with the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, which has been great to us. We’re dialed in with the Mudhead Race Committee, and we have a much larger board and volunteer base. We have a great group of repeat sponsors and donations for our silent auction. Jeff Marshall and the staff at Mystic Shipyard are a tremendous source of support, having hosted the event under the big tent and helping out with the stage, power, ice and overall logistics.”

“We now dedicate our efforts from the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta to Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut, and we continue to raise the bar with participants in our Wellness Expo, which is near and dear to me. As a cancer survivor, I believe it’s extremely important to integrate traditional treatment with stress reduction modalities to increase your overall wellbeing and survival chances. Acupuncture, meditation, nutrition, yoga, massage therapy and many other things carry substantial benefits for cancer patients.

Sails Up 4 Cancer (su4c.org) is the beneficiary of the Connecticut Spring Boat Show, hosted by Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex. “This was our fourth year, and it’s a great show where we garner a lot of really sweet connections,” says Bob. “We also work with Marley’s Café in Essex and Bartenders Express in Branford, who donate a percentage of their revenue to us. We have lots of fun while raising some much-needed funds.”

“The Sunshine Kids are our guests of honor during the regatta, which will be held June 17. They and their families sail down the Mystic River on Mystic Harbor Cruises’ Prudence to watch the start of the race on Fishers Island Sound, and Captain Jonathan Wilkes is also donating a percentage of his year-end revenue to Sails Up 4 Cancer. The Pirates or Free Men of the Sea greet them when they return to Mystic Shipyard, Mystic Pizza provides lunch, and Drawbridge Ice Cream provides ice cream. They have a painting class supervised by Julie Garvin-Riggs and the Florence Griswold Museum. Josie Davis from the String Theory School of Music puts together a group of students for The Kids Playing for Kids Band. Mekhael Srour and Martha Slater of Allure Dance Studio conduct line dancing classes, April Brunnell makes balloon sculptures, Tracey Anderson paints faces, the Mystic Fire Department brings a truck to the Wellness Expo if they’re not on call, and the Mystic Aquarium donates 50 tickets.”

“One of the reasons for starting Sails Up was to earmark funds raised for what I felt was critical, and we specify how we want donations to be used. For example, we requested that our $10,000 donation to the Lawrence + Memorial Cancer Center be divided between their transportation fund and their new Single Woman Head of Household Fund. Through our Spinnaker Fund, individuals going through cancer treatment can apply for financial assistance. If they’re approved, we send them a check directly.”

“The most rewarding thing about Sails Up 4 Cancer is the number of people we have been able to help. It’s the smiles on the faces of children when they’re on a boat for the first time. It’s the Thank You cards we receive from financial assistance recipients. Knowing that we’re making a difference in the lives of cancer patients is what it’s all about!”