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Team Port Jeff Will Try to Defend Title During 3rd Annual Village Cup Regatta

Money raised from race planned for Sept. 8 will go toward pancreatic cancer research and Mather Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Program.

The third annual Village Cup Regatta is set to sail on Sept. 8 in Port Jefferson Harbor with Team Port Jefferson seeking to make it a three-peat. In both of the last two races, Team Port Jeff came out on top, against the team from .

Twenty boats took part in the sailing race in the Long Island Sound, each divided up by size and representing the two competing teams.

The Regatta is presented by the in collaboration with the village of Port Jefferson and the Port Jefferson Conservancy. Last year, the regatta has brought in $35,550, split between between John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Program and support for medical and scientific research into pancreatic cancer through the Lustgarten Foundation.

Recently, Mather Hospital recognized the Setauket Yacht Club for its contributions to the Palliative Medicine Program through the annual Village Cup Regatta.

The Setauket Yacht Club formed the idea for the fundraiser after losing two of its members to pancreatic cancer.

In the two years of the Regatta, the Setauket Yacht Club has raised over $70,000 for the Palliative Medicine Program and the Lustgarten Foundation, according to Stuart Vincent, a Mather Hospital spokesman. He said that a plaque was mounted on the Palliative Medicine Program office door acknowledging the Club’s contributions to the program.

This year, the club plans to split the money between the same two organizations.

For information about the Regatta go to the Facebook page for the event. You can also like Mather Hospital on its Facebook page.

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