Two Races to Benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.3 minutes. With this high incidence rate, many of us know at least one person in the sailing community who is currently undergoing or has undergone treatment. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is dedicated to stopping this cancer, and now you can help your friends and PCF by doing one of the activities you love best – sailing.

This month, two SYSCO (Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon)-sponsored races are targeted at raising $10,000 in total contributions to benefit research through sponsorships, boat challenges, personal donations and an end-of-race raffle.

SYSCO PCF Beer Can Race, June 19 (Fri), Start time 6:30 pm
See general race instructions:

SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel Race, June 20 (Sat), Start time 2 pm

Take the Boat Challenge – it’s a great way to make a difference!

Set up an account for your boat’s personal donations at, then ask your crew, friends and family to go to your personal fundraising website to help you meet your fundraising goal.

Personal checks may also be made payable to “Prostate Cancer Foundation”, and either mailed to SYSCO (P.O. Box 5502, Portland, OR 97228) or turned in at the PCF booth during the after-race social gathering – just make sure to include the boat name with your check. All contributions must be made by June 20th.

A social gathering will take place after Saturday’s race at the Columbia Crossings Tomahawk Bay lawn (515 NE Tomahawk Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217). Join fellow racers for good food (BYOB), entertaining conversations and the unveiling of the Boat Challenge winner.

Many thanks to the events’ sponsors:

  • Providence Health Plan
  • Cairn Investment Group
  • Schooner Creek Boat Works
  • Waagmeester Canvas Products
  • North Sails Loft
  • Channel’s Edge.
For more information or for questions, contact Mike O’Bryant:

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