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.

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