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Welcome to Naiades

Welcome to our home page. Our organization welcomes and encourages male and female cancer survivors to row with us. We are here to provide support and strength for each of you during the recovery and survivorship process. We want to meet you and get you in a boat. Please check out our schedule and look for learn-to-row opportunities if you are new to rowing, or just Contact Us.

2017-2018 Winter Indoor Schedule

Our first winter indoor session began on Tuesday November 7, 2017 and continued for 18 practices. Indoor training this 2017-2018 season is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM and Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the PIRC (Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center). Our 2nd session ended February 27th. Session 3 ends March 31. Our 2nd 2018 "Taste of Rowing" at the PIRC (Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center) was held March 25.

If you have any questions, call Roxanne Zambito at 585-964-2917 or e-mail us.

"SPIRIT" Fundraiser 2017-2018

Spirit Fund

Please join our team, either physically or by adding your name to our boat. We have just purchased a new boat to support our rowers and are accepting names of survivors or cancer victims for the side of the boat and the oars. Check out the Information Sheet for more details. Our goal is to fill the sides of our boat by April 8th, 2018 and then launch all of our "spirits" on May 5th, 2018 at the Genesee Waterways Center. Names can still be added after the boat dedication.

You can pay for your Spirit application online thru PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to do so. Whether you email or mail your application form or you opt to pay for your Spirit contribution thru PayPal, please be sure to complete the Spirit Fund Donor Application Form and email it to us or send it via USPS to:

Naiades Oncology Rowing
P. O. Box 22661
Rochester, NY 14692

Donation Purpose / Amount
Referring Naiades Rower
Donor Name
To make a donation in any amount please use the "DONATE" buttom at the bottom of this page. THANK YOU ! For more information check out our Fundraising page.

2018 Golf Tournament - August 19th

The 2018 Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday August 19th at the Lima Golf and Country Club. Once again you will be able to register online. More details will be available here soon.

Our August 20th 2017 Golf Tournament held at Lima Golf and Country Club was our most successful to date. Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful day and a great time was had by the golfers, volunteers, rowers and guests. Thank you to all our sponsors for making the day possible. Teams enjoyed lunch, then played 9 or 18 holes of golf followed by dinner and awards.

Row It Forward Scholarship

The mission of Naiades Oncology Rowing is to serve the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors through a shared rowing experience that fosters wellness, courage, determination and healing. The cost of maintaining this rowing program is considerable and is funded in significant part by fees paid by each participant.

Our mission is frustrated whenever these fees present a barrier for those most in need of experiencing the best that Naiades has to offer. For this reason, the Board of Directors has established the Row It Forward Financial Support Scholarship Program, supported by a dedicated fund and on-going donations, for those who need financial assistance to participate in Naiades programs. For more information, check the program description above. To apply, complete the Application and submit it for consideration.


Donations are always welcomed and can be made directly through PayPal.

For more information check out our Fundraising page.