Row to Recovery: Team of Survivors R.O.W to Fight Cancer
By KIM VATIS
Updated 10:15 PM CDT, Thu, Aug 5, 2010
It could be one of the greatest weapons to keep cancer at bay. And you wont find it in the doctor’s office.
It’s called R.O.W — Recovery on Water — and it’s a real crew team made up of breast cancer survivors with one goal: to make sure cancer never invades their life again.
They are believers in research that shows their risk of recurrence could be cut in half by exercise. Even without any experience, they are drawn to what they feel are the healing powers of rowing weekly on the Chicago River.