Trendy Lime is powering up the launch of Resilience Racing, non-profit competitive sailing program for cancer survivors and invites you to join us at Tank18 on April 9th.
About Resilience Racing
Resilience Racing was founded to support cancer survivors in their recovery and offer an educational experience in teaching the physical and technical skills of competitive sailing. While charitable competitive sailing programs exist around the world to support recovery for groups such as veterans with PTSD, Resilience Racing is the first competitive sailing program specifically for cancer survivors. Resilience Racing is a non-profit program with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.
Why Competitive Sailing? Founder’s Story
The founder of Resilience Racing, Jennifer Hinkel, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1998 at the age of 17 and achieved a full remission after treatment with surgery and chemotherapy. Jennifer realized that while the cancer was gone, the physical and emotional effects of cancer and cancer treatment were not going to be instantly resolved. Dealing with cancer is not only a physically exhausting experience, but it is also traumatic, emotionally exhausting, and extremely disruptive to an individual's life - from daily activities to long-term plans.
After that experience, Jennifer sought both ways to give back to other cancer patients and survivors and to find peace and healing related to her own experience. One of the first things her family did after the completion of chemotherapy was to take a sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. While this wasn't her first time sailing, it was a transformational experience to be on the ocean and feel the synchronicity of wind, water, and sails.
Come out on Thursday, April 9th, and meet the founder, Get to know our cause as we have a fun mixer of the sailing community, the cancer survivor community, and other fun and passionate people.
6:30- 8:30 pm
- Short presentation by the Founder, Jennifer Hinkel
- Complimentary admission, light appetizers included.
- Cash bar - try a selection of wines at the Tasting Room of Tank18
- Mix & Mingle at the trendy venue in SOMA
April 9, 6:30-8:30. Limited amount of tickets available here