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2015 Golf Tournament

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in our Third Annual Best Ball Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Lima Golf and Country Club On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.

Our 2015 Golf Tournament Registration and Sponsorship Form is available for download. We welcome hole and leader board sponsors as well as donations of gift certificates, gift baskets, monetary gifts or any valued item for the event which is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Our 2015 Donation Letter explaining the process in detail and 2015 In-Kind Donation Form are also available for download. If you have any questions, please contact Desiree Bethmann, Chair of the Golf Committee.

Thank you ALL...players, sponsors, rowers and MOTHER NATURE...for making our 2014 SECOND ANNUAL EVENT a huge success!!!

2014-2015 "SPIRIT" Fundraiser

Naiades Oncology Rowing is a team of cancer survivors who use the water and this great sport to come together as one for physical and emotional healing from the battle they have fought. We ask you to share your story or that of your loved one with us as we build this team and acquire much needed equipment.

Our fundraiser, to “fill a new boat” with the spirits of those affected by cancer, continues and it is not too late to have your loved ones — both survivors and victims — remembered on the sides of our new boat which we launched on May 16th ! Donations are still welcomed to support our equipment fundraising and can be made directly through

You may also download the Spirit Fund order form and mail a donation directly to:
Naiades Oncology Rowing
P. O. Box 22661
Rochester, NY 14692

Thank you to everyone who made our Alex and Ani jewelry event such a success !


For more information check out our Fundraising page.

2015 Intro to Rowing & Learn to Row

Intro to Rowing is our 3-day hands-on introduction to rowing. No experience is needed and all are welcome to come and try rowing. The total cost for the 3 days is $10.00.

Our first 2015 Intro to Rowing program was held on Monday and Wednesday, May 11th and 13th, with Monday beginning at 6:00 PM and Wednesday at 5:30 PM, with a third session (date and time to be announced) on a Saturday morning, followed by a picnic.

The first session on the 11th was in the "Tanks" an indoor rowing facility located at the PIRC or Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center at 2800 Clover Rd (Route 65), Pittsford NY 14534. Directions are available on their website. It is an opportunity to learn the mechanics of rowing while still on dry land. Check out the "Tanks" website for more detailed information on the facility.

The second day, Wednesday May 13th, was on the river at Genesee Waterways Center located at 149 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611. GWC is located in Genesee Valley Park near the City ice rink/outdoor pool. Directions are available on their website.

Our 2015 Learn to Row program began on Monday May 18th and continued twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) for four weeks, finishing Wednesday June 10th. The cost is $96.00.

The week of June 16 regular rowing begins. For more information on our regular rowing, check out our Schedule page.

2014 Regattas

Naiades attends local events to participate and to spread awareness of our organization and the opportunity for other women in our community to be involved in ROWING FOR RECOVERY.

Regattas held Fall 2014 included the Fairport Crew's Lift Bridge Regatta on September 28th and the Rochester Head of the Genesee on October 3rd to 5th. The Syracuse Chargers Row STRONG was held Sunday, October 12th and Philadelphia"s Head of the Schuylkill on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday the 26th.

Mission Statement

The Naiades Oncology Rowing program is committed to serving the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors. Through our shared rowing experience, we find a means to maintain wellness for our bodies, and courage and determination for our spirit. We find healing on the water through the power of our commitment, and we hope to provide inspiration to all of those who face the challenges of cancer.

Who We Support

We currently support survivors who have faced cancer, or are currently in treatment. We provide physical conditioning, rehabilitation, education, and camaraderie.