How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick by Letty Cottin PogrebinJust this past week, one of our WeCanRowers brought in a copy of the book: How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

The guidebook includes advice for those who have friends who are sick as told by veterans of serious illnesses. Topics include everything from how to comfort a friend, to tactfully addressing the illness at hand, to providing assistance before it is required and more.

WeCanRow Boston has taken the opportunity to learn from the book and also add their own sage advice in the margins. Stay tuned for some of the personalized guidance given by WeCanRow Boston.

Masters National Cancer Survivors Boat

WeCanRow Members Race at the Row for a Cure Regatta

Masters National Cancer Survivors Boat

 On Sunday, June 2nd, six of the WeCanRow-Boston members raced in the annual Row for a Cure regatta in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The event features 1,500-meter sprint races in 28 cities across the United States and Germany. All funds are donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to assist patients and families in local communities. The WeCanRow-Boston boat came in 2nd place in their race, beating four other masters and high school women boats! Congrats ladies!

Rowers, as seen from left to right: Martha M, Ann M, Kearney, Vickery, Christin, Jeanette, and coach/coxswain Sally O’Conner.

Making Strokes Against Breast Cancers

Making Strokes Against Breast Cancer

In September 2011, WeCanRow-Boston initiated the first-ever, Making Strokes Row to accompany the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk. We received a lot of “love” from the crowds as we rowed alongside thousands of walkers in our specially decorated barge. Watch for more innovations in our Making Strokes Row 2012! “

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