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Recovery on Water

This is the third article in a series of how paddlesport – in this case rowing – is helping people with special needs.

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Recovery on Water (ROW) is a rowing team that gives survivors of breast cancer the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery, and gain support from fellow survivors. ROW provides exercise programs for survivors six days a week in rowing shells on the Chicago River during the spring, summer and fall, and on indoor rowing machines during the winter months. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce cancer recurrence in patients treated for breast cancer by up to 50%. ROW was started in 2008 and currently has over 60 members.

ROW, along with other south side rowing clubs, trains on the south branch of the Chicago River. Recently we broke ground on the Eleanor St. Boathouse, which will be completed in 2016. ROW participates in a variety of races year round. To learn more about Recovery on Water, please visit recoveryonwater.org

Recovery on Water (ROW) is a rowing team that gives survivors of breast cancer the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery, and gain support from fellow survivors. ROW provides exercise programs for survivors six days a week in rowing shells on the Chicago River during the spring, summer and fall, and on indoor rowing machines during the winter months. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce cancer recurrence in patients treated for breast cancer by up to 50%. ROW was started in 2008 and currently has over 60 members.

Jenn Gibbons

jenn@recoveryonwater.orgrow4

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