Rowing Cares Announces 27 New Grants in Support of the Cancer Community

Wilton CT, December 13, 2022 —  Rowing Cares, the rowing community’s on-going fight against cancer, today announced 27 grants  totaling $152,000  to be awarded to organizations across the U.S.  Throughout the year the rowing community and it’s supporters engaged in fundraising through Row for the Cure regattas, virtual events and October’s Pink the Boathouse Challenge.

Qualified organizations receiving Rowing Cares grants include:

  • Community health organizations which support local cancer patients and their families with programs such as free screenings, peer-to-peer counseling, financial assistance, patient navigation and transportation.
  • Community rowing organizations which empower cancer survivors through rehabilitation and exercise programs while providing camaraderie, support and socialization.
  • Leading cancer research organization Susan G. Komen, which funds cutting edge research for more effective treatments; toward reducing cancer-related deaths and ultimately finding a cure.


Rowing Cares is thrilled to award these grants to organizations which do such important work for those impacted by cancer. We are proud to be their partners and remain committed to helping those who are most vulnerable get the care they need”, said Beth Kohl, President of Rowing Cares.  “Led by the event committee of Seattle Row for the Cure, we have embraced the concept of DAMPER. Donating A Mammogram Per Every Rower, which is valued at $150. This call to action has been embraced by our community and was a major contributor to us collectively raising over $170,000 in 2022.

Our volunteers across the U.S. have seen first- hand the positive health benefits our sport provides to cancer survivors during their rehabilitation and recovery and each year we see more organizations offering programs for survivors. And importantly, we see the powerful impact Komen is making toward finding a cure as they fund clinical trials and offer research grants to those making a difference.

Rowing Cares is grateful to our donors, volunteers, participants, organizers and sponsors who continue to support our mission. We share the awarding of these grants with them.“

2022 Rowing Cares Grant Recipients

  • Community Cancer Organizations

Breast Cancer Angels – Southern California

Breast Friends – Tigard, OR

Breast Health Sarasota – Sarasota, FL

Carol Milgard Breast Center – Tacoma, WA

Citrine Health – Everett, WA

In The Pink – Jacksonville, FL

Isabella Santos Foundation – Charlotte, NC

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation – Lagrangeville, NY

Pink Lemonade Project – Vancouver, WA

Providence Regional Cancer Partnership – Everett, WA

Scripps MD Anderson Breast Cancer Center – San Diego, CA

Susan G. Komen Seattle – Seattle, WA

Swedish Medical Center Foundation – Seattle, WA

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition – Oak Ridge, TN

The Ellie Fund – Boston, MA

YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center – Princeton, NJ

  • Survivor Rowing Progams

BCS Survivors Crew Team – Westerville, OH

Belmont Rowing for Active Recovery (ROAR) – Belmont, NC

Naiades Oncology Rowing – Rochester, NY

Recovery on Water – Chicago, IL

River City Rowing Club – West Sacramento, CA

Saugatuck Survive-OARS – Westport, CT

We Can Row Boston – Boston, MA

We Can Row Buffalo – Buffalo, NY

We Can Row Camp Randall – Madison, WI

We Can Row Philly – Philadelphia, PA

We Can Row DC – Washington, DC

  • Susan G. KomenNational


Donations will be gratefully accepted through the end of 2022 – Donate here

About Rowing Cares and Row for the Cure

Founded in 1993, Rowing Cares is the rowing and water-sports community’s crusade against cancer, raising funds through a series of Row for the Cure regattas, virtual rowing events and the annual Pink the Boathouse Challenge held in October. Rowing Cares 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. To date over 3.5 million has been distributed to those in need.