19th Annual CBC Main Event
Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:30 am - 12 pm
Friday Kick-off Registration
Friday, June 16
6 pm - dark
2016 CBC Group photo: Walt Coker
The CBC is a family-organized fundraiser consisting of running, paddling and swimming events to honor and support those affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers. This year’s CBC is the 19th Annual and will be held Saturday June 17, 2017.
The CBC was started in 1999 in honor of Nancy Chellemi, mother of two, who died of leukemia in 1998. Each year the CBC reunites old friends and forges new friendships all while having a fun day at the beach and raising money for those less fortunate.
1st Annual CBC - 1999
Money is raised through participant registration, contributions and sponsorships. All proceeds are donated to the North Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check out http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org to see how the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers patient services, disseminates information, and supports research involving blood-related cancers. $321,000 has been donated to the Society in the previous 16 years the CBC has been held.
On behalf of Josh Hellstrom who hiked 500 miles on the Colorado Trail to celebrate his lymphoma remission and raise money for the LLS, John Howard, Leslie and Carly Hellstrom presented a check for $10,000 to Kelley Lesperance, director of Central Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2015 CBC.
7:30 am Signup/registration (early register at Friday Kickoff Party)
Awards Ceremony 2012
Jeff Hembry on Duty - 2006 CBC
● Old School. Register at Friday Kickoff Party or Saturday morning by filling out registration form (one per family). If you like, you can download and print out form (see below) ahead of time.
● New School. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has developed a CBC on-line registration page on their website (http://events.lls.org/pages/ncfl/cbc2016). Register on-line and just sign-up for races.
● Donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is $30/person (includes event shirt).
● Either Fri eve or Sat morning sign-up for one race event - get race number and instructions
2012 Setting up
Ocean race course and race details: Three bright-colored buoys will be placed outside the surf zone. One will be placed directly out from the starting line while the second and third buoys will be placed at the halfway points of the 1 and 2K distances, respectively. All paddlers and swimmers must go around the first buoy before proceeding south along the course. 1K swimmers will turn around the second buoy while the 2K paddlers will turn around the third buoy. After making the turnaround, racers must go outside and around the first buoy before returning to shore. For 4K and 6K races, repeat 2K lap. On shore will be a finish line. Swimmers and paddlers must finish their races by reaching the finish line on shore; kayakers can leave their craft at the water's edge but surfboards and SUPs must be carried across the finish line.
Combined ‘Kahuna’ Events
Kahuna race details: Kahuna events will be one continuous race. In other words, participants will immediately grab their surfboards at the end of the run and start the paddle leg.
2010 Relay race
‘Throw-Down’ 4-person Surfboard Relay
Genungs Fish Camp, Crescent Beach
Registration/pickup shirts, food and drinks, yeah!
2012 Friday Kickoff Party at Marineland
Sponsors play a critical role in a grass-roots event like the CBC. Sponsors can make direct monetary contributions as well as provide valuable goods or services that are needed to make the event fun and safe and keep costs down! In-kind donations that have been well-received in the past include gift certificates to stores and restaurants, surfboard, food, drinks, printing and graphical services. We are open to your ideas. Below is a breakdown of different sponsorship levels that have been established and how you can contact a CBC committee member regarding how you would like to become a sponsor or answer any questions you might have. Let us know how we can help.
Shirt Advertising Sponsor - $300 or more
Supporter – less than $300
How do I sign up to be a sponsor?
Tom Glikes firstname.lastname@example.org 386-418-8112
Jeff Million email@example.com 352-538-1775
Mike Ryals firstname.lastname@example.org 352-371-6100
$300 K-Kids of McRae Elementary School – Keystone Heights (Marcus Dooley)
Download forms and flyers
Josh Hellstrom email@example.com