Sailing for Hope
We are proud to announce that
St. Jude supporters in the Kentucky Lake
and surrounding area will join together again on
June 8, 2013 to raise money and awareness for the
children of St. Jude. The Sailing Hope for Hope Regatta will be held
on Kentucky Lake at Lighthouse Landing Marina in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
Regatta sign-in and social will be held Friday night (6/7/13), with the
awards dinner on Saturday night (6/8/13) after the race. Each and every
pledge of sponsorship for every sailor offers
what St. Jude patients need the most – hope. Join us!
How can you get involved? Sailors can enter their boat to race in the regatta and encourage their family and friends to pledge support for their boat and crew. Everyone is encouraged to go online and sponsor a captain or team for the regatta. This year you can also create your own virtual team and ask others to support you in the Sailing for Hope fundraising effort. You can customize your own fundraising page, watch your progress, post to social media and help the kids at St. Jude with your team. If you want to help out please click the button below to go to the St. Jude website and sign up today!
The third annual St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sailing for Hope Regatta will take place June 7 & 8, 2013, hosted by Kentucky Lake Sailing Club at Lighthouse Landing Resort & Marina in Grand Rivers, KY on beautiful Kentucky Lake. All proceeds benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We have raised, thus far, over $26,000 for the children of St Jude!
- Sailing for Hope is a PHRF distance race of approximately 30 nautical miles
- Classes will be - Spinnaker, JAM A, JAM B, Cruising Class
- New this year, cruising classes for beginner racers, who just want to get out there, round the buoys and see what a regatta is all about.
- Trophies awarded in all classes
- Please contact us for crewing opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pre-race Friday night beach party beginning at 6 PM.
- Saturday night awards banquet and silent auction
- Details and schedule on http://klsc.net
June 7 2013 On-site registration (LHL Meeting Room)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
June 7 2013 Cookout on LHL Beach
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
June 8 2013 Late registration (LHL Deck)
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
June 8 2013 Skippers’ meeting (LHL Deck)
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
June 8 2013 SFH Regatta – Distance Race
10:00 AM Start
June 8 2013 Dinner, Awards, Auction, Social
6:00 PM – 11:30 PM (GR Community Center)
Ashley is this year’s Sailing
for Hope’s honorary Commodore.
A Message from Anna - Ashley’s Mom:
“Ashley 14 was diagnosed with
severe Aplastic Anemia in March of 2012 which rocked the world of her family.
Her 13 year old brother was a perfect match to be a bone marrow donor which was
her cure and the transplant took place under the amazing care of St. Jude. The
most trying time in our family’s life was rough waters for sure!
But St. Jude hospital saved her life and after 13 surgeries in 2 months during a bone marrow transplant and chemo, and then contracting Steven Johnsons Disease right before being able to go home - Ashley painted this picture: I refuse to sink!
And now she is sailing through the last few months of Immune Suppression Therapy before her one year BMT anniversary and return to normal life.”
Note: Ashley’s painting “I Refuse to Sink” will be on all 2013 Sailing for Hope T-Shirts
thanks to our returning sponsors:
Kentucky Lake Sailing Club, Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina, Interlux, Sedona Staffing, Rosenblum & Reisman, Birdsong Resort & Marina, Grand Rivers Community Center, West Marine, North Sails, BoatUS, Regatta Ginger Beer, William Grant & Sons, SAILFAST, New England Ropes & Sperry Top-Sider
thanks to our new sponsors:
1st KY Bank, Neil’s Catering, Memphis Sports Pub, Daniel Forster Photography, Leighton O’Connor Sports & Travel Photography, Outside Images Nautical Photography, Originals by Pierce & Company, Bros Boards, Speed & Smarts, Volvo Ocean Racing & Central Plasticworks
And, as always, thank you for your love and support for the children of St. Jude.
Ahoy Kentucky Lake sailors! Sailing season is almost upon us. But before you get ready to hoist your sails I’m asking you to help with a very special project. Sailing for Hope is Kentucky Lake Sailing Club’s annual event to raise money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In 2012 we gave all sailors, not just the skippers and their crews, the opportunity to support this worthy cause by signing up on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital event web site http://tinyurl.com/sailingforhope2012 and setting up their fund raising team. It costs nothing to sign up just a little bit of of time and a willingness to send out a few emails to friends and family urging them to support this worthy cause. We will be making this opportunity available again for the 2013 Regatta, please check back often for details.
You can customize your personal web page with your own photos and track your fund raising progress on line. Form a team with your crew, your pier mates, your family or anyone who wants to get on board. The first place team will be recognized as St Jude Sailors of the year during the post race dinner.
Regatta sign up will begin soon on the Kentucky Lake Sailing Club site and we hope you will sail with us on June 8, 2013, however, racers and non racers will be able to set up their own fund raising site in the very near future. Please come back and check for updates.
2012 is St Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 50 year anniversary and we need your help now more than ever. Please help us continue our work because “no child should die in the dawn of life” Danny Thomas
Kentucky Lake Sailing Club
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
May 19, 2012 was last year's Sailing for Hope Regatta and together we raised over $ 13,000.00 for St. Jude, bringing our two year total to over $ 25,000.00. Thanks to everyone for your hard work and commitment!
About St. Jude
Built on a Promise
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for research and treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
Working together under one roof, their physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 70 percent today. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.
Their Unique Mission
hospitals are vital to the health of children in every community. But St. Jude
has a unique mission – to generate the knowledge that will save the lives of
hundreds of thousands of children stricken with cancer and other catastrophic
They remain committed to their founder Danny Thomas’ dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” We urge you to help them by becoming a part of their great mission to find cures and save children.
- At St. Jude, no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay.
- St. Jude has the only National Cancer Institute-funded cancer center devoted solely to pediatric cancer.
- St. Jude discovered a way to lessen side effects, making radiation treatment effective for virtually all cancers.
- Scientific discoveries made at St. Jude lead to life-saving cures and treatments shared with and made available to communities around the world.
- The daily operating cost of St. Jude is $1.5 million, which is primarily covered through public contributions.
Kentucky Lake Sailing Club
The Kentucky Lake Sailing Club (KLSC) The KLSC is an organization of sailors in the KY Lakes area. We are not a yacht club, rather a group of sailors with a rich history dating back to the first Kentucky state registration for the club on Feb 2, 1955.
For a history of KLSC visit our website at: www.klsc.net
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