Recent awards showcase the Oregon Women’s Sailing Association and our collective ability to use our passion for sailing to improve the local community.
The Portland Chapter of Project Management recently named the 11th Annual Sail for the Cure®: Making Breast Cancer Walk the Plank, winner of the 2010 Project of the Year for its use of project methodologies to control budget, scope and schedule. The award confirms OWSA’s commitment to producing their annual charitable event as efficiently as possible, making the best use of volunteer time and generous sponsorships to improve the local community.
As the 2010 recipient of Strength of Many Award given by the Oregon and SW Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, OWSA thanks the many individuals, businesses, and groups who have joined with them the last 12 years. The Strength of Many Award recognizes a group’s dedication, commitment, creativity, initiative and dependability in working together to wipe out Breast Cancer. OWSA members and SFC volunteers have consistently demonstrated these qualities as they bring the community together each September. Many of SFC’s volunteers and participants have never missed a year of the family-friendly Columbia River sail and party at the Portland Yacht Club.
In 2000, Oregon Women’s Sailing Association (OWSA) volunteers created the first Sail for the Cure®, a simple sail and picnic. By 2009, the event had grown into the largest sailing event on the Columbia River. Together with the entire sailing and boating community, SFC has donated more than $270,000 to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® – rated as a top charity for the last 4 years by Charity Navigator.