GOSLING’S RUM ANNOUNCES NATIONAL SPONSORSHIP OF THE LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA 2013 SERIES
11 Dec 2012
Gosling’s Rum has announced its sponsorship of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta to help raise money to support lifesaving blood cancer research and patient services.
Thousands of sailors throughout North America are scheduled to participate in nearly 50 Leukemia Cup events in 2013. The series has been chaired since 1993 by ESPN sailing commentator and 1976 America’s Cup winner Gary Jobson, and over $42 million has been raised to fight blood cancers. Jobson is a Hodgkin lymphoma survivor.
"The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is very honored to have Gosling’s Rum’s support in our quest to beat cancer,” said Liza Munson, LLS vice president, campaign development. “Thanks to the support of the sailing community and companies like Gosling’s, survival rates continue to rise, but much more remains to be done for all patients and their families who are affected by a cancer diagnosis."
“Gosling’s is very pleased to be supporting The Leukemia Cup series of regattas which to date, have raised $42 million for a very worthwhile cause”, said Malcolm Gosling, President and CEO of Gosling-Castle Partners, Inc.
The Dark ‘n Stormy®, made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum mixed with Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer, has become a favorite of sailors across North America. The Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail will be featured at Leukemia Cup Regatta post-race parties, and coveted Gosling’s gear will be available to fundraisers who reach certain goals.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about The Leukemia Cup Regatta, visit www.leukemiacup.org