175 SAILBOATS ON WHITE ROCK LAKE THIS WEEKEND

The weather should be good this weekend for a great spectacle out at White Rock Lake: the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Something sounds odd to me about a “Leukemia Cup.” Doesn’t quite have the ring, for instance, of Lord Stanley’s Cup or even the Piston Cup. But it’s fun to watch. Details after the jump:

Sailors from the North Texas area are setting sail to raise funds throughout the month of April in the fight against blood cancer.  The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a blood cancer awareness fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and culminates in a weekend of sailing April 27-29 at White Rock Lake and May 4-6 at Lewisville Lake. This year marks the 6th annual event and will heartily surpass the half a million dollar mark in cumulative fundraising for The Leukemia Cup Regatta in Dallas.

Last year the North Texas Leukemia Cup Regatta raised over  $115,000 to support the Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. An estimated 1,250 people will participate in the two-weekend regatta and 175 boats will race.  Dallas area residents can participate by pledging donations through the skippers and crewmembers who are racing; volunteering during the event weekends; or coming to cheer and spectate.  Those interested in participating please call (972) 354-8308.

Saturday, April 28, 2007; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007;  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Corinthian Sailing Club, White Rock Lake. 441 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX  75218

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