Is Row for the Cure® an official charity?

Yes! In 2011, Row for the Cure® incorporated as Rowing Cares and officially became a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

On Amazon Smile, you may donate by selecting Row for the Cure, Lake Grove, OR, as your charity.

IBM employees may donate to the National Row for the Cure® when making their IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) pledges by selecting agency code: 0V579.

Row for the Cure – National
P.O. Box 1923
Lake Grove, OR 97035-0616
IBM agency code: 0V579

Why Row for the Cure®?

Many rowers and paddlers are so dedicated to their sport that when Breast Cancer touches their lives, the network of friends in the water community is a natural resource for making a difference. Now all water sport participants have a ready made avenue to make that happen.

Where does my money go?

Your donations will be distributed as grants to qualified programs which benefit cancer patients and survivors and toward research.

We support:

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

Cutting-edge cancer research, conducted by Susan G. Komen, that will lead to new, more effective treatment, ultimately toward reducing cancer-related deaths and finding a cure.

I'm not a rower. Can I still host an event?

Yes! Contact us for help reaching others in your community who are interested.

What does a host organization do?

The hosting committee selects an appropriate date, decides on the type of event, contacts the local Komen Affiliate, and arranges for support services.

What kind of help can I get for my Row for the Cure®?

When you register your event, you will be provided with a start-up kit which includes all kinds of tools you can use to make your event a success.

Why Regatta Central?

Contributes time and resources to Row for the Cure. Row for the Cure Regattas receive discounted registration. Contributes online fundraising at deep discount to Row for the Cure.

Why USRowing?

Through our partnership with USRowing, they work with their membership to increase participation in the events and promote Row for the Cure® regattas. The regatta series, which attracts primarily master rowers age 27 and up as well as juniors is underwritten in part by USRowing, and includes more than 200 clubs across the country with more than 800 entries. USRowing also provides no-cost regatta insurance provided to Row for the Cure regattas.