Naiades Oncology Rowing

Cancer Survivors Rowing for Recovery

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Get Ready for Fall with Our Naiades Spirit Wear

Now is the time to stock up on your sportswear and sweats for the cold crisp fall/winter days ahead and working from home. As mentioned last month we have revised our logo (from the multicolored logo used for our 10th anniversary) back to our original purple logo.

New this year is our newly designed SURVIVOR OAR SUPPORTER TEE to celebrate our loving supporters as well as survivors. Great holiday gift! We couldn't manage without either of these two groups and this tee brings them together!

Our products along with vendor contact information are contained below (Please Note: our new tee mentioned in the paragraph above will be added to the vendor website soon; so if interested in this specific item please check back):

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Open Board Seats

The Board of Directors for Naiades has two open Board seats. The Board is a hands-on group that guides the strategic direction 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 two more volunteers to our Board. Thank you!

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Rowing Through Change

While the 2020 pandemic brought with it an array of ups and downs, it has given us time to reflect and improve in other ways we never thought possible. We will continue with our cross training workouts during October inclusive of erging, walking, yoga and kayaking. Taking the cross training benefits of these sports, the overall goal is to assist you in being better a rower and improve your rowing performance. Our workout program, calendar and contact information can be found here:

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Taking Your Brain to a Gym

Just as we have taken steps to provide for and meet our physical exercise needs, we need to mentally take steps towards working out and expand our rowing knowledge base. This can be done through reading. No face mask necessary. Just carve out some time, find a comfy chair, bring your favorite beverage and a blanket.

Here are some selections to further explore compliments of one of our rowers Andrea Mowrer:

1. Rowing the Atlantic, by Roz Savage. Roz Savage was the first solo woman ever to enter the 3,000-mile trial by sea Atlantic Rowing Race. This book is her account of this sometimes harrowing, sometimes joyous journey and her transformation from a corporate businesswoman to a determined rower at one with the sea.

2. A Most Beautiful Thing the True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team, by Arshay Cooper. The author is part of a group of young men from Chicago's west side who formed the first all black rowing team in the nation. Although they faced racism and gang violence among other adversities, they ultimately went on not only to transform themselves but to transform the sport for the better. There is also now a documentary movie narrated by Common about this team.

3. The Red Rose Crew, by Daniel Boyne. Until 1975, rowing was considered a man's sport, and the 'no women allowed' attitude was pervasive. That all changed when a group of brilliant, fierce, brave and strong women fought for their right to row, and ultimately participated in the 1975 World Championships and the 1976 Olympic Games. This book is an account of what these women had to overcome in breaking through societal barriers as well testing the limits of their own physical limitations as they rowed their way to glory.

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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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This Month's Quote to Live By:

From Deepak Chopra, Remain in the Present:

"Everybody's looking for the future. They are never in the present. So when they arrive at the future, it's not there for them because they were not present for it. If you get the idea that this is the moment that you have, it is the only moment that you have, then you live in the present, and you move with the flow, because this is the point of arrival. Right now."

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Tips and links...

Amazon Smile donations: Remember us when shopping online through Amazon. go to and select "Naiades Oncology Rowing" and then shop with AMAZON SMILE.


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 and the oars. New names will be added in the spring before DRAGONFLY hits the water again. Application form found here: We can send a postcard notifying your family if you request it.

Naiades Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear is currently under construction and we will have updated options shortly.