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Please join us in fighting cancer - either as a rower or a donor.

Row4Cancer is a virtual rowing challenge that will take place from January 1-31, 2019. Rowers of all ages and from all over the country will support cancer research by logging distance rowed on the erg in January, with the goal of raising $40,000 for cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research and treatment facilities in the country.

Almost everybody we know has been impacted in some way by cancer - whether directly in your family, a friend or rowing teammate or someone at school or work.  Row4Cancer is a great, simple way to support cancer research, whether as a rower or as a donor. The goal is to log 40,000 kilometers across all Row4Cancer participants.  Why 40,000 kilometers? That’s roughly the distance around the world, so it equates to a distance and fund raising goal of one dollar per kilomter around the world. That seemed like a fitting goal to us as cancer touches people everywhere around the world. 

If you are a rower, it's also a great way to give your team or club the chance to win great equipment.  Every registered rower on your team who raises $100 or more for cancer research will result in an automatic entry for your team or club into a participation drawing with a chance to win a grand prize of a set of 8 Concept2 custom made sweep oars and additional prizes of two Concept2 Model D Rowers and one NK SpeedCoach GPS 2 for your team or club. The more rowers on your team who raise $100 or more for cancer research, the more automatic entries your team will have in the drawing to win the oars, ergs or SpeedCoaach for your club, team or school. (Please note: a Team or Participant may also choose during the registration process to not participate in the participation drawing.)

The money we raise will go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for cancer research. Contributions are tax deductible and Dana Farber will send a written acknowledge for all contributions over $15.   All participation awards have been donated.  Other than the CrowdRise fees for running this site (which you will see when you make a contribution), your entire contribution goes to Dana Farber as there are no other costs associated with this event.

Please join us - either as a rower logging distance and raising money or by making a contribution to support a rower.  

We are rowing this January to honor those in our lives who battle cancer every day - who will you Row4?

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Posted by Grant Robinson

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