Philanthropic Fun: Cancer Aweigh!

A day of sailing and socializing on the lake supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Event Chair Vice Commodore Richard Provensal and Thomas Long

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a day of nautical fun on Lake Pontchartrain to secure funds in support of finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to continue to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The event recognized Ayanna “YaYa” Singleton as the 2019 Honored Hero. Richard Provensal served as Event Chairman with Commodore Guy Brierre as Emcee. Bob Kottler serves as the Board Chair of the Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter of LLS.

After a full day of sailing on Lake Pontchartrain, guests entered the Southern Yacht Club’s third floor where they could take in the full view of the lake from the wall of windows. Tables were covered with sailboats and nautically-colored tablecloths. Beverages were provided by Gosling’s Rum, New Orleans Coca-Cola, Crescent Crown Distributing and Republic National Distributing, Co. Food was donated by Mandeville Seafood, The Velvet Cactus, Centerplate, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Zea, Acme, Louisiana Seafood and Southern Yacht Club.

Music was provided by Passport.

Auction items lining the lakeside windows included a trip for four to the Trinchero Napa Valley Winery, a one-week charter through The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands and a limited edition Porsche watch, as well as stays at local hotels, dining at local restaurants and pieces from local artists.

The Admiral’s Reception was held just before the main party, a highlight of which was an auction of a signed bottle of Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum.


Event at a Glance

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

When: Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7

Where: Southern Yacht Club


SYC Commodore and Emcee Guy Brierre, Lynn Long and Board Chair Bob Kottler 


Porsche of New Orleans General Manager Ryan and Kristen De Toro, Executive Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New Orleans Katie Triplett and Andrew Singer