UPDATE! Holy crap! A bunch of drunken sailors (with a few sober ones mixed in) managed to raise over $15,000 for this very worthy cause! Awesome!
Upper UPDATE: It looks like once all the donations are gathered, we'll have raised something like $20K! Woohoo! More info about the regatta (with photos) on my sailing blog!
This weekend I'm in Branford for a charity event, The Wellness Cup. This year is the first of an annual charity race to raise funds for the "The Wellness Group - Southern Connecticut", an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education, and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.
We entered the regatta and sailed in somewhat nasty conditions (light to moderate rain most of the race) but we prevailed and did well. The main point of this is not just to have fun on the water, but to raise money for this very worthy charity. (Pictured above clockwise from lower left: CT Joyce, Lori and Tim Nicholson - and yes, it was very wet out there)
Click on the link above to get more info about the event, and please feel free to make a contribution to The Wellness Group at this address:
The Wellness Community-Southern Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 2182
Branford, CT 06405
Make checks out to TWC-SCT. Thanks!