Philanthropic Fun: Anchors Aweigh for the Cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s regatta serves their mission to defeat cancer.

Held at the Southern Yacht Club, the “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off” served to excite guests about the upcoming regatta and educate about the important mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This free event is held annually, prior to the Leukemia Cup Regatta, to share with the community how the funds raised from campaigns such as the regatta are used to bring us closer to beating cancer.

The East Dining Room was decked out with sailboats donning each table, draped in navy pintuck and navy and white striped tablecloths. Food was provided by SYC.

Attendees were welcomed by Event Chair Vice Commodore Dickie Provensal and Sponsorship Committee Chair Harold Bartholomew. Grace LaGraize served as Auction Chair.

The event recognized Honored Hero Ayanna “YaYa” Singleton.

The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Last year, the Regatta raised more than $440,000 to support this mission.


Event at a Glance

What: “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off,” benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

When: Tuesday, January 22

Where: Southern Yacht Club


Sponsorship Committee Chair Harold Bartholomew with Auction Committee Chair Grace LaGraize

Ryan DeToro, Katie Triplett and Matt Helling