Sail for the Cure

Join the Oregon Women's Sailing Association on Sunday, September 25th to celebrate sailing, whether you have sailing experience or not, at the 12th Annual Sail for the Cure. Grab your best Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt for a Columbia River Sail between the I-5 and 205 bridges at noon. Then, hula back to the Portland Yacht Club for fun with the local Ke Kukui Foundation from 4:00 to 7:00pm. The evening will include great food and fun activities like free haircuts for the ponytail donation, a Wall of Wine, Treasure Chest Raffles, Lei-Making and Hula Classes.

To find out more information or to register for Sail for the Cure, click here.

In 2000, 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.
Last year, 102 sailboats and 646 people participated. This year our goal is to raise $44,000.
Funds raised at Sail for the Cure are used to further Komen for the Cure’s mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment. Each contribution works locally, as 50% of funds will return to the local economy in the form of a new patient assistance program that will directly affect the lives of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer in our area. The remainder of our donation goes to fund grants to businesses and organizations that provide Breast Cancer education, support, prevention, treatment, and research at placed like OHSU.


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