Naiades Oncology Rowing

Cancer Survivors Rowing for Recovery

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Take a Swing at It! You May Just Get a Hole In One and Win a Car!

Come and join us for a great day of golf with Naiades. There is still time! Naiades Oncology Rowing would like to invite you to come play in the 9th Annual Golf Scramble Tournament on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at the Lima Golf and Country Club on the Island Oaks Course! Please check out our website for on line registration instructions at: It is a fun filled day on the course with many hole in one prizes including a SUV from Vision Buick GMC, a cruise and many other prizes.

Registration is at 10:00 AM with Lunch at 11:00 AM. Shotgun start will be at 12 NOON. Followed by music on the patio beginning at 4 PM with dinner and awards at 5:30 PM.

For 18 Holes, cart, lunch & dinner the cost is $100. For 9 Holes, cart, lunch & dinner the cost is $75. Dinner guest cost is $25.

Also note that individual golfers and pairs may enter the tournament and they will be placed in a foursome if possible.

(Rain Date is Sunday September 12, 2021)

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We Are Cruising!

Naiades is out in full force rowing. This was a fabulous July night for rowing in the Dragonfly. Spirit Fund names can be viewed on the sides of our boat and oars.

Rowing Photos compliments of Lisa Gresens Photography

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Welcome to Our New Board Members!

Naiades Oncology Rowing, Inc. is very happy to announce the election of Elizabeth Kriscenski Perry PhD and Joe Roxstrom MBA to our Board of Directors. Elizabeth's doctorate is in Neuroscience and she has held a number of teaching and administrative positions in the biomedical field. In addition, Joe brings with him a diverse global background in Marketing and Business Development having worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Both Elizabeth and Joe bring with them an enthusiasm for the sport of rowing and our organization. We look forward to working with them and we are grateful to have them on our team.

Rochester Rows!

Written by George Weiner Naiades Oncology Rowing Board Member

After a seemingly interminable hiatus, Rochester rowers are happily back on the water. Rowing, for those unfamiliar, is a lifelong sport that bolsters both body and mind. The confluence of the Genesee River and the Erie Canal make our area a world-class rowing venue, so Rochester may boast more programs than any other city in New York.

High schoolers row with the Brighton, Fairport, Mercy, McQuaid and Pittsford crew clubs. Graduates of these programs have gone on to row at scores of colleges and universities. Four local colleges -- University of Rochester, RIT, Nazareth and St. John Fisher support college crews. For athletically ambitious graduates with considerable rowing experience, there’s Flower City Rowing. Men and women can row with the Genesee Rowing Club and Genesee Waterways Center on the river, and the Rochester Boat Club (RBC) on the canal.

In addition to these, there are two very special groups -- Naiades Oncology Rowing and Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing (RCiR). The Naiades rowing program is committed to serving the physical and emotional needs of all cancer survivors. They leave cancer behind one stroke at a time through the healing effects of being on the water. RCiR also provides a supportive, inclusive and accessible environment for veterans and anyone, with any challenge, who wants to come to the water to learn to row and experience its therapeutic benefits.

Rowing can be either a team sport or individual activity. You can row competitively against other crews, or just enjoy the camaraderie of recreational rowing. Area events include the Pittsford, Liftbridge, Pull the Plug regattas and the Genesee Sprints. The two-day Head of the Genesee Regatta brings high school, masters, and collegiate crews from throughout the Northeast to Rochester. For a non-competitive event, RBC annually sponsors the Amazing Row, a 26 kilometer row on the canal. Sculling alone can provide an almost Zen-like experience. Rowing on the Genesee in the company of ducks, geese, herons and beavers, you can almost forget that you’re in the midst of a major metropolitan area.

Rowing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but Rochester winters don’t deter area rowers. The Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center provides for all types of rowing programming. High school, college, masters and adaptive rowers regularly use this facility.

Rowing is a superb aerobic and resistance training activity. Research has shown that rowing burns calories faster than most other exercise regimens. Rowing is also low-impact, so it minimizes joint strain. Moreover, rowing is a great way to ease daily stress by providing a substantial physical workout, while enjoying the calming affect of tranquil waters.

In 2021, Rochesterians are back rowing again -- strong as ever. Do yourself a favor and try it this year. Many clubs offer learn-to-row programs. You can get program details from each organization’s website.

Cheers Across the Pond for Remarkable Rowing!

History making took place for Ireland in more than one Olympic race with Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy winning gold in the lightweight double sculls rowing final against tough competition from Germany. In addition, the women's foursome Irish rowing team of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty came third taking home a bronze medal. They were the first female crew athletes ever to win an Olympic medal for Ireland. Congratulations to all of these Irish Rowers!

Information obtained from Irish article by Sean McGoldrick

How to Add More Tribute Names:

If you want to consider adding a loved ones name to our newest boat -- DRAGONFLY. Our Spirit Fund is accepting names of survivors, those who are in treatment, and those who a loved one wants to be remembered with every stroke our crew takes. 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.

To Include Others in Our Newsletter Mailings: Please email their names to to get them on our list! Thank you!

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This Month's Quote to Live By:

from Judy Belmont's Daily Positive Inspirations:

My Life's To Do List:

1. Hold My Head High

2. Have Faith In Myself

3.. Keep Hope Alive

4. Appreciate Life's Beauty

5. Be Grateful For Each Day No Matter What

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