Sally Helm, Heidi Trilsch, Jopie Helsen & Gary Jobson
As a lymphoma survivor, I am so appreciative of all efforts to help accelerate cancer cures and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. I am thankful to Jopie and Heidi, and to all who are supporting this campaign to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. - Gary Jobson
Thom Dammrich, NMMA President
Jopie Helsen, and his partner, Heidi, are doing Sailing the World ARC in 2019 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have several friends and relatives with Lymphoma, a son who is an oncologist and a daughter who is a nurse practitioner working with cancer patients.
Cancer touches every one of us in some manner. I hope you will support Jopie and Heidi’s quest to raise $1 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with a donation. I’ll be following their journey on social media and their website and hope you will too. Jopie is a long-time veteran of the marine industry and deserves our support in this unselfish quest.
The World ARC has started and we are now in Santa Marta, Columbia finishing the 1st leg of our 26,000 miles around the world.
SV SKY is entered to sail around the world in the World Arc 2019. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
SV SKY is a custom-built, 57-foot Vaudrey Miller designed by Simonis Voogd. The 4-cabin boat was designed to sail the world. Jopie Helsen owns theSailor’s Wharf Yacht Yardwhere all the renovations and design changes are being made for easy and safe sailing with the latest in electronics, sail design, and sail handling.Join Our Crew »
Why the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
We chose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because of their dedication towards finding a cure for blood cancers and chronic diseases. There are a lot of fantastic cancers societies out there. However, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society does research on several types of cancers.Read the Staggering Pace of Blood Cancer Therapy Approvals »
We need help getting the boat ready from corporate sponsors. The following amazing companies already helped our important cause: