Held every two years since 2005 during the Monaco Yacht Show, the world-renowned charitable fundraiser for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy totaled 5,066,000 EUR, making it the most successful benefit event organized by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM) to date.
Barb Tierney of Yachtgallery honors friends and loved ones who have battled blood cancers. “I will be running another 1/2 Marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in an effort to raise money to fight blood cancers.”
My husband Mike Tierney lost his battle with Leukemia in 2006. Later, dear friends Bill Langan, David Schlegel, Susan Gattuso and Paul Bennett also lost their battles.They are the real heroes They endured treatment after treatment in hopes of beating the odds. But, for all the sad realities, there are happier stories like Billie Gray, Ted Irwin, Bob Schaper and Rick Hendrick who are survivors sharing their journey and inspiring others.
John F. Kennedy’s presidential yacht, the 93-foot Honey Fitz, is one of the most storied vessels in American history. It has served five sitting presidents and now the restored 1931 ship is preparing to help WishGivers.org raise money for the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters.
The owner of Honey Fitz, Texas oilman William Kallop, who bought the Honey Fitz at Sotheby’s famed Camelot auction in 1998 for $5.9 million has agreed to donate use of the yacht to WishGivers.org to help fund their charitable efforts.