October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and here's how you can take your love of rowing, and use it for a good cause!
All month long we'll be hosting classes for several great causes. All you need to do is come, possibly bring a friend, and donate if you're feeling extra generous!
The first great cause is Recovery on Water, affectionately known as ROW.
Recovery on Water (ROW) is a rowing team that gives survivors of breast cancer the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery, and gain support from fellow survivors. ROW provides free exercise for patients and survivors of breast cancer 7 days a week and year round. Exercise has been shown to decrease cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors by up to 50%.
Our 2017 impact study shows that ROW increases exercise frequency in survivors that join the team by 78%. 95% of team members share that ROW makes them feel part of a community and less alone. 97% say that ROW has helped in their efforts to
maintain a healthy body weight and 100% of respondents would (and do!) recommend ROW to other patients and survivors of breast cancer.
Donations can be made at recoveryonwater.org/donate
Next up, is Row for the Cure. This dedicated group of volunteers travel far and wide, to rally the rowing community to host local regattas to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. You can find a local regatta near you by checking out their website, or take part in the fun, but attending one of the Row House PINK EVENTS this October!
If you're looking to donate directly to the fight here in New York City, we also strongly encourage donating here.