San Diego Row for the Cure® Set for October 8th, 2022
San Diego— September 8, 2022 — the San Diego Row for the Cure® will return to the
shores of Mission Bay for its 21st running in 2022. The regatta, hosted by Row for the Cure and
the San Diego Crew Classic® Foundation, will offer 57 different events for competitors at the
Junior, Collegiate and Masters level. The event will take place during the first weekend in
October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
“We’re thrilled to be back on Mission Bay for the 21st annual San Diego Row for the
Cure. Our goal is to bring the rowing and cancer communities together for a day of fun on the
water while remembering and honoring those near and dear to us. We are proud to support
community cancer organizations which provide invaluable services to those in treatment and to
the survivor community, and we continue to fight hard to find a cure by supporting breakthrough
research,” said Beth Kohl, Executive Director of Row for the Cure.
Funds Raised go to Breast Cancer Research and Support
The San Diego Row for the Cure returns in 2022 with its continued mission to support
research and programming for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families in the San
Diego region. Competitors have the option to fundraise for their row through Classy.org, and
may raise funds as individuals or as part of a team. The San Diego Crew Classic Foundation, in
addition to providing administrative and logistical support for the regatta, will also provide a
match gift donation of $2,500. An additional $2,500 match will be provided by Foundation Board
members Gina and Steven Considine, bringing the total match award to $5,000. Among
programs that will receive funds from this year’s Row for the Cure are Susan G. Komen®,
Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Patient Support Services, and Breast Cancer Angels.
Regatta Increases Awareness and Connection in Rowing Community
The inaugural San Diego Row for the Cure was hosted by UC San Diego in 2001 after
the loss of alumna Lori Ann Uptegrove, and a Triton family member, Joyce Snyder, to breast
cancer. Since then, the regatta has continued to grow and serve as an annual day of celebration
and solidarity in the local rowing community for all those whose lives have been touched by
breast cancer. In 2021, the San Diego Crew Classic Foundation agreed to take over the
organization of the regatta.
“The San Diego Crew Classic and its Foundation chose to take on a partnership with the
regatta in order to better support the local rowing community with this great annual event for a
good cause,” says Bobbie Smith, Executive Director of the San Diego Crew Classic. “We are
happy to use our resources at the San Diego Crew Classic as a longtime institution here on
Mission Bay to help the Row for the Cure to continue to grow and to provide this valuable outlet
for our athletes to raise awareness and to honor those in their communities who have been
affected by breast cancer.”
Participants will race in a head race (single file, time-trial) format over a 4 kilometer course
around Mission Bay. Junior, Collegiate, Open and Masters events will be offered in seven
different boat classes.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Start time: 7:30 am End time: 9:30 am
Regatta headquarters will be on North Ski Beach on Mission Bay.
San Diego Crew Classic® and Row for the Cure® are registered trademarks in the United
States and/or other countries. The San Diego Crew Classic Foundation, and Row for the Cure
are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Row for the Cure is a signature fundraising campaign of the nonprofit Rowing Cares, which to
date has raised over $3.5 million dollars to support the cancer community. Rowing Cares is
proud to partner with USRowing, Regatta Central, Concept 2, JL Racing, Rowing News and
Susan G. Komen.
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