Americas Cup: The Partnership
“The America’s Cup competition is one of the most challenging sailing competitions in the world,” said Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “However, the challenges of the race course in Bermuda are nothing like those of a cancer diagnosis. We are extremely proud to partner with Conquer Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and directly contribute to their vision of creating a world free from the fear of cancer.”
Americas Cup: ACEA/CCF
The America’s Cup: The America’s Cup is the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport and dates back to 1851. Over that time, teams representing just four nations (the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland) have won the trophy in over 160-years of competition.
It is one of the greatest challenges in all of sport. The defending champion is ORACLE TEAM USA, who first won the America’s Cup in 2010, and successfully defended the title in 2013. Now six teams, including ORACLE TEAM USA, have signed up to take on the challenge again.
In 2017, Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup. The eyes of the world will turn to the iconic Great Sound where ORACLE TEAM USA will defend its crown against challengers Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France, Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan.
Official Cancer Charity: Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) works to create a world free from the fear of cancer by funding breakthrough research, connecting physicians and patients to the latest information, and developing programs to improve the quality of and access to cancer care for patients around the world.
Our ultimate goal of conquering cancer is bold. We truly believe it is attainable through meaningful collaboration with partners like the 35th America’s Cup. Together, we are leveraging the power of international communities working together to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer, and we appreciate everyone’s support.
As part of Conquer Cancer Foundation’s official designation, the organization will be soliciting donations in addition to a unique online auction that America’s Cup attendees and non-attendees can participate in.
Learn more about the Conquer Cancer Foundation, follow @ConquerCancerFd on Twitter, conquercancerfoundation on Instagram, ConquerCancerFdtn on YouTube, and find us on www.facebook.com/conquercancerfoundation.
Americas Cup: Conquer Cancer Day 2016
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Americas Cup: Bermuda
Bermuda, composed of 181 islands and totaling just 21 square miles has just over 60,000 residents. As you would expect in a place with so many islands, water activities are the life-blood of Bermuda. Bermuda’s Great Sound will form a natural amphitheater for the race course while the America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will be the beating heart of the America’s Cup experience.
Please note that VIP Packages are no longer available.
Americas Cup: Call to Action
From autographed America’s Cup team items to can’t-buy experiences, bid on one-of-a-kind items and more in the CCF / America’s Cup silent auction.
Conquer Cancer Foundation is operating in Bermuda in association with Endeavour Community Sailing registered charity #977.
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