Updates & Events

After a great showing at the Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships, the ROW ladies are itching to get on the water. Following a session at the indoor rowing tanks in Skokie, our first 2011 water practice is scheduled for Monday, May 2. Over the winter eight new women joined the team-that’s another boat on the water this spring! It’s so exciting to meet more and more survivors that are enthusiastic about their fitness goals and proud to call themselves athletes again (or for the very first time).

I’ve spent the last few weeks catching up with training, planning and meeting with volunteers about events, goals and my Lake Michigan adventure.  I’m spending the next few weeks preparing Liv for events this summer where we get to show her off, raise funds and bring awareness to ROW.
Want to help support the Row4ROW cause?  Here’s a few great ways:

  • Sponsor a mile. Our fundraising goal of $150,000 will allow ROW to purchase boats and provide scholarships for new ROWers. We’ve raised $17,000 so far! Sponsor a mile of my 1,500 mile trip and get us one mile closer to our goal.
  • Join us for a shopping party at VINCE (106 E. Oak Street), May 5th, 6-8pm. Enjoy free champagne and appetizers,  enter a raffle for a $250 Vince gift card and shop for a good cause. 20% of proceeds from purchase made the entire day will benefit ROW. Please RSVP to jwong@vince.com, 312.280.6890, or on the facebook page here.
  • Participate in the ROW Splash & Dash on Sunday, June 19 at Busse Woods. Take your pick from a 7 or 3 mile trail run with or without a 1,000 meter kayaking course (optional). Cost is $45 and proceeds benefit ROW. ** You can run/walk the trail run or complete the course as a team. The event will be held at Busse Woods/ Ned Brown Preserve – East of I-290/IL53 on Higgins Rd. A great event for family and friends of all fitness levels, sign up here.
  • Purchase Living Breast note cards. Artist and friend of ROW, Denise Milito has generously donated note cards from her Living Breast Art Series.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of the cards go to ROW. Each set includes 12 cards with local artwork (blank on the inside) for $15. Take a look and purchase here.
  • Volunteer. Want to plan an event, support my trip, or help another way? Tell us about it here.

Thank you so much for your continued support of this journey and Recovery on Water.



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