Philanthropic Fun: Racing for a Cup & a Cure

The “Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff,” a free event held annually, rallies volunteers, donors and participants for the anticipated regatta through education of how the Leukemia Cup Regatta raises funds towards the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The organization works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Emillie Janzen was the 2020 Honored Hero.

A Patron Party took place in the boardroom of Southern Yacht Club, where attendees were welcomed by Commodore Jim Wade, longtime Leukemia Cup Regatta volunteer.

The Kickoff, held in the East Dining Room of Southern Yacht Club, featured tables covered in navy pintuck and navy-and-white striped tablecloths with elegant bouquets of assorted white blooms on each table. Food was provided by Southern Yacht Club.

Auction items included two framed and matted LSU National Championship front pages from newspapers donated by Avenue Art. Jenny Kottler served as Event Chair, with Katherine Smith as Auction Chair and Kett Cummins as Regatta Chair.

Porche of New Orleans served as the Title Sponsor for the event. IBERIABANK, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Kenneth Keubel and Robert Diliberto served as Presenting Sponsors.  The Leukemia Cup Regatta, which takes place in the fall, includes two days of racing, live music, a live and silent auction, food from local New Orleans restaurants and complimentary Gosling’s Rum.  

Event at a Glance

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

When: Tuesday, January 21

Where: Southern Yacht Club

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Jerry Cunningham, Honoree Emillie Janzen, Kelly Janzen and Carolyn Cunningham  

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 General Sales Manager of Porche of New Orleans Jennifer Taylor and LCR Committee Member Jim Wade 


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