Row, Row, Row Your Bike
by Nick Fugate
If you are not familiar with Row4Row then now is the time to join the cause. Jenn Gibbons is a rowing coach who had the idea to start a rowing team made up entirely of breast cancer survivors. In 2007, that idea became reality when Gibbons had the opportunity to co-found the organization with a breast cancer survivor. The group, whose name symbolizes Recovery On Water, follows the wisdom Gibbons has preached for years: Regular exercise is a crucial step in recovering from breast cancer and preventing its return.
Gibbons has spearheaded this organization to promote her message and mission to help breast cancer survivors. “Exercise is a huge tool, it’s a weapon for survivors,” Gibbons told NBC Chicago. “It allows them to cut their cancer risk in half.” Members of Gibbons team credit rowing not only for a physical benefit, but also for an emotional benefit.