This weekend marks the return of the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta on Long Island Sound. The event, now in its third year, raises money for cancer research, cancer care and non-profit groups that help those fighting the disease.
“Summer begins with the first gun for the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta,” says Bob Davis, a two-time cancer survivor and CEO and founder. “We're very excited with the weekend that has been put together with the Sunshine Kids, the regatta, the post-regatta party and the CAM-X [Complementary Alternative Medicine Expo] on Sunday.”
The two-day event also features family activities, a silent auction, food, drink, dancing to Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue and plenty of fun, Davis says.
“It’s a big day for our friends, sailors and their families,” he says.
When the regatta debuted in 2011, 12 boats participated and the event raised $18,000. Last year, 27 boats raced and $25,000 was raised.