Wilton CT, December 15, 2021 – Row for the Cure, the rowing community’s on-going effort to fight against cancer, today announced 27 new grants to be awarded across the U.S.

Funds were raised by the rowing community at three events: Pink the Boathouse Challenge, Tulsa Row for the Cure and Row for the Cure San Diego with support from partners USRowing, Regatta Central, Concept 2, Scull and Sweep, JL Racing, Rowing News and Row House.

The $53 thousand in grants support the organization’s overall goal to support the cancer community by funding two types of groups that assist in this mission:

    • Community health organizations which support local cancer patients and their families with programs such as peer-to-peer counseling, financial assistance, patient navigation and transportation.
    • Rowing organizations which empower cancer survivors through rehabilitation and exercise programs while providing camaraderie, support and socialization.

In addition, Row for the Cure will continue its long- standing support of Susan G. Komen by funding cutting-edge cancer research for more effective treatments; toward reducing cancer-related deaths and ultimately finding a cure.

“Our mission remains clear and focused, and our Board is honored to support such strong and dedicated organizations,” said Beth Kohl, President Row for the Cure.  We know that mammograms dropped as much as 80% during the COVID pandemic* and we need to address that.  The work of our grant recipients focuses on helping those who are most vulnerable get the care they need. 

As an organization with a strong base in the rowing community, we have seen first-hand the positive benefits the sport provides to survivors during their rehabilitation process.  And importantly, we see the powerful effects of research like the innovative metastatic breast cancer collaboration between Komen, Duke Cancer Institute and the University of North Carolina. We are grateful to our donors, volunteers, participants, organizers and sponsors who continue to support our mission. We share the awarding of these grants with them.“

*Journal of the National Cancer Institute


Pink Lemonade Project

Recovery on Water






2021 Row for the Cure Grant Recipients

  • Susan G Komen – Designated toward research
  • Community Cancer Organizations

Bennett Cancer Center/Stamford Hospital Foundation – Stamford CT

Breast Cancer Angels – Los Alamitos CA

Breast Friends – Tigard OR

Breast Health Sarasota – Sarasota FL

Cancer Care Services – Ft. Worth TX

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition – Wilmington DE

The Ellie Fund – Boston MA

Komen San Diego – San Diego CA

Isabel Santos Foundation – Charlotte NC

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation – Lagrangeville NY

Pink Aid – Westport CT

Pink Lemonade Project – Vancouver WA

Project 31 – Tulsa OK

Providence Regional Cancer Partnership/Breast Mammography Fund – Everett WA

Westerly Hospital Foundation/Breast Cancer Center – Westerly RI

Support Connection – Yorktown Heights NY

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition – Oak Ridge TN

YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center – Princeton NJ


  • Survivor Rowing Progams

Cortlandt Community Rowing Association – Cortlandt NY

Naiades Oncology Rowing – Rochester NY

Recovery on Water – Chicago IL

Saugatuck Survive-OARS – Westport CT

We Can Row Boston – Boston MA

We can Row Buffalo (Buffalo Scholastic Rowing) – Buffalo NY

We Can Row DC – Washington DC

We Can Row Madison (Camp Randall Rowing) – Madison WI

We Can Row Philly (Whitemarsh Boat Club) – Philadelphia PA


About Row for the Cure

Founded in 1993, Row for the Cure is the rowing community’s crusade against breast cancer, raising funds through a series of events, regattas and virtual challenges across the U.S. Row for the Cure provides grants to community cancer organizations which support local cancer patients and their families, to rowing organizations which empower cancer survivors and to cutting-edge cancer research conducted by Susan G. Komen. Since its inception, Row for the Cure has raised over $3.2 million which has been distributed locally to support patients, caregivers and survivors and to help find a cure.