Sail for the Cure takes a new tack, becomes Set Sail for a Cause

After 12 years and more than $270,000 raised, family sailing event “goes local,” will benefit the Portland-based Providence Cancer Center

For 12 years, Oregon Women’s Sailing Association (OWSA) has mobilized volunteers to put on a first-class, family-oriented event that not only promoted sailing, but also raised money for the fight against breast cancer.

For our 13th event, on September 23, 2012, we plan to do the same, but for a different organization. In November 2011, the OWSA Board took a new tack, hearing from our membership that there were many causes worthy of our support. As a result, our 2012 event will benefit Providence Cancer Center and has a new name: Set Sail for a Cause.

Thanks to our generous supporters more than $270,000 has been donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® over the last 12 years. With your help, we can achieve great success for this year’s recipient.

Providence Cancer Center offers some of the finest and most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally renowned-research, and compassionate counseling and support. And all right here in our own backyard.

The kickoff meeting in January, hosted by Providence, included tours of the R.W. Franz Cancer Research Center and Cancer Support Services center and was a great inspiration for this new venture. Visit their website to learn how Providence has made so many advances in various cancer treatments including breast cancer research.

Help us make the 2012 Set Sail for a Cause another success—join our event committee, consider making a donation or plan to sail with us and join in all the fun on September 23.


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