What is involved in joining?

WeCanRow-Boston is a wellness program for women surviving with breast cancer that is focused rowing. Our members have a wide range of rowing abilities and we are all committed to rowing as a medium for recovery. Every Tuesday evening we are rowing on the Charles River, working out in the DeWolfe boathouse (in case of lightning) or rowing in the indoor tanks at Boston University (November to March). WeCanRow-Boston is not a traditional support group, although members derive much support from each other as we work out together and develop our rowing abilities.

  1. If you are interested in trying WeCanRow-Boston, the first thing you need to do is email us at  
  2. After you receive a response from us, your name will be put on the New Member list for the coming Spring, roster space permitting.
  3. Once we have notified you about the New Member Learn to Row, we need to receive your completed forms. Then we will help you register with US Rowing (for insurance purposes).

New members are each given a $250 scholarship that allows them to row for free for 6 months, until our “on the water” season ends in October. In order to provide these scholarships, every veteran member pays annual fees and is involved in fundraising.

Once the 6-month scholarship period is over, new members are asked to:

  1. Join WCR-B and become a veteran member Or
  2. Remain a “Friend of WCR-B” and receive periodic email updates about the program

If you join WCR-B, you will join with other members in supporting the program by participating in meetings, helping with fundraising events, taking on leadership roles and paying indoor and outdoor fees (accessing the sliding scale as needed).