Naiades Oncology Rowing

Cancer Survivors Rowing for Recovery

Every Day Should Be Valentine's Day!

Spread the Love! This world needs it!

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Latest From US Rowing

As of 01/15/2021, US Rowing has published an eight page document for the Re-Opening of the Boathouse and for Return to Training. The document is written as a guide for both small and large organizations which are still subject to local, state and federal guidelines in their own locations. It clearly states that each organization is responsible for developing their own protocols and plans. The goal of this document is to develop an approach that minimizes exposures as stay-at-home orders are lifted and the Opening of American protocols are put into place:

And yes, still keep in mind that US Rowing is still in the midst of planning tentative dates for their own events:

Exercise is Like a Box of Chocolates!

Exercise brings you happiness, joy, relaxation, optimism and good times. So come join us!

Going forward January through March 2021, we plan to do zoom workouts until the warm weather and then do outdoor erging, walks and kayaking etc. when possible. Weekly body prep challenges continue to be sent by our coaches. We hope to be rowing in the water by summer but will keep you informed.

For Feb. we are trying to see if we have enough interest in a walking tour at Mt. Hope Cemetery, off Mt. Hope Ave at Robinson Dr. on Sat. Feb. 27th at 11am; and snowshoeing at Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Rd. Henrietta/Pittsford on a Saturday in March.

The Mt. Hope Cemetery Tour is conducted by the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery and the fee is $12. Here is the link for details:

Snowshoe rental is $3. CASH and there is parking and restrooms.

Please sign up here Jan-Mar Sign Up or email for our weekly Zoom workouts and also if interested in the Mt. Hope Tour and Snowshoeing.

Our workout program, calendar and contact information can be found here:

Open Board Seat for Secretary of the Board

If you are self directed, enjoy project management and development of social media and web platforms The Naiades Board of Directors has one open Board seat for the Secretary of the Board just for you. The Board of Directors is a hands-on group that guides the strategic direction, policy and financial health of the organization. Maintaining professional diversity within the board is important.

Please send your note of interest to: with your questions and/or a statement describing your interest and qualifications. We appreciate the effort of our volunteer Board members and look forward to adding another volunteer to our Board. Thank you!

What Else is February Known For?

Not only is February is known as the month of love, it is also National Bird Feeding Month which was initially recognized on February 23, 1994.

On this date, a congressional proclamation was issued by Congressman John Porter as he read this resolution to the Congressional Record:

Here are a couple key statements from Congressman Porter's reading:

"Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird Feeding Month. During this month, individuals are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to help wild birds survive. This assistance benefits the environment by supplementing wild bird's natural diet of weed seeds and insects. Currently, one third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards." Congressman Porter went on to say: "In addition, Mr. Speaker, backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults."

National Bird Feeding Month is a true "National" event, as it is supported by this congressional proclamation.

A bird seed reference chart from the Gardener's Network can also be found here:

This Month's Quote to Live By:

From Keanu Reeves

" None of us are getting out of here alive. So please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth your carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There is no time for anything else."

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Another Thoughtful Way to Make a Loving Tribute

You may also want to consider adding a loved ones name to our newest boat -- DRAGONFLY. We are accepting names of survivors or cancer victims for the side of the boat. New names will be added in the spring before DRAGONFLY hits the water again. Our application form with instruction is found here:

Browse Our Naiades Oncology Rowing Website & Facebook Page for Current and Future Information!

Learning to row is hard work, yet a rewarding and FUN sport! Take a look at our info below:

Why Come Row with Us??? because we are about:

  • Offering programs that appeal to individuals with all levels of rowing experience.
  • Rowing with others who have faced the challenges of cancer.
  • Having coaches who understand the uniqueness of our team and coach to our mission/goals.
  • Your setting and accomplishing your own personal and team goals.
  • Promoting an amazing and healing environment, leaving cancer behind one stroke at a time.
  • Getting involved in Regattas as a fun way to work together to get to the finish line demonstrating progress in recovery.
  • Offering accommodations for many post-treatment limitations.
  • The water is magical, healing and enchanting, releasing your mind to a bigger purpose within nature.

So Please Come Join Us for our future events!

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