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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.

The goal of our fundraiser is to “fill a new boat” with the spirits of those affected by cancer. You can have your loved ones — both survivors and victims — remembered on the sides of the new boat we are working hard to acquire.

Donations are welcome 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 January 22nd 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 will be held on Monday and Wednesday, May 11th and 13th, both days beginning 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 is 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, will be 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 begins on Monday May 18th and continues twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) for four weeks, finishing Wednesday June 10th. The cost is $96.00.

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

2014 Golf Tournament !

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

For more information check out our Sponsors and Donors page and our Fundraising 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.