2014 Charleston Leukemia Cup Regatta

Associate Patrick Chisum and Other Local Sailors Helped Raise Over $135,000.00

The 18th Annual South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta was held over the weekend of September 27th-28th in Charleston Harbor. The weekend’s races capped off a several month effort to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This signature event combines the joy of sailing with the important task of raising money to cure blood cancers.

Untitled2Gruenloh Law Associate Patrick Chisum with team S/V Old School, former intern Nathan Akers on team S/V Soul, and 28 other local boats participated in the annual regatta and raised over $135,000 to fund patient services, research, and advocacy. Since 1998, the South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised nearly 2 million dollars, and this year’s total has made the event one of the most successful of its kind in the nation.

This year’s regatta was special for the crew for Old School as they dedicated their fundraising efforts in honor of Megan Provost, a lymphoma survivor celebrating 5 years of remission, and Gene Seif, the father of boat owner Matt Seif, who died of leukemia.

Bragging rights were not the only thing on the line out on the water. This year’s regatta also determined the 2014 SAYRA PHRF Off Shore Championship. Although all the racing was in the harbor, team Old School placed 2nd in C Class.Untitled

To learn more about the leukemia cup regatta please visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/sc/ or if you would like to make a donation before the November 1, 2014 deadline, please visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/pages/sc/char14/Megan5.


About the Author:

Brian R. Holmes is an associate attorney with the Gruenloh Law Firm and a Charleston native. He a graduated from the University of South Carolina where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in History, the College of Charleston where he obtained his Masters in Business Administration, and the Charleston School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. When he is not in the office, he is actively rooting for the New Orlean Saints and Carolina Gamecocks.

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