For the fourth year, a Sail-a-thon to raise ovarian cancer awareness will partner with Lakewood Yacht Club’s Harvest Moon Regatta® which will race from Galveston to Port Aransas over October 22 – 25.
There are three ways to participate in the Sail-a-thon this year: register your boat and raise funds; donate to the cause and support a boat; create a virtual boat. For more information, please visit sail-a-thon.org.
The beneficiary of the Sail-a-thon proceeds will be Judy’s Mission Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The foundation was created in 2010 to honor Judy Robinson, a long-time member of Lakewood Yacht Club and participant in the Harvest Moon Regatta®. The Judy’s Mission trophy honoring Robinson will be presented to the skipper who raises the most donation money for the event. This will take place during the Harvest Moon Regatta® Awards Ceremony to be held the evening of Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Port “A” City Pavilion. There will be an “Early Bird Drawing” for early registrants held on Sept. 26.
Robinson was an avid sailor, boat owner and racing participant. She was a member of the Harvest Moon Regatta® Committee for years and was a great supporter of the event. Despite a healthy lifestyle, Robinson was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer in 2009 and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, she was determined to do something to raise awareness about the vague signs and symptoms and ineffective screening tools for victims of ovarian cancer. She and her friends then created Judy’s Mission.
The Judy’s Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Houston dedicated to raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to funding research. For further information, please visit the website www.judysmission.org
To participate in the Sail-a-thon, please visit the website www.harvestmoonregatta.com and click on Sail-A-Thon.