How to Join ROW

Recovery on Water (ROW) is a community that welcomes all breast cancer patients and survivors—every age, any background, and all stages of treatment and recovery. The women on our team are committed to supporting each other while getting fit and, in many cases, they have called ROW the silver lining of their breast cancer diagnosis.


No rowing experience is required to join our team! In fact, this may even be your very first foray into exercise or team athletics. While rowing certainly takes practice, it is accessible, safe and fun, and we offer many ways to embrace the sport so that you can meet and surpass your physical fitness goals.

And because the support you need shouldn’t carry a cost, our programs are 100 percent free. You will never be charged member dues, there are no subscription fees, and there is no obligation to purchase equipment or gear.

Join ROW!

To get started, please email Kathleen Behner, ROW Operations & Outreach Coordinator, at, or contact her at 773-620-3258.

Visit our FAQ page to learn more about what it means to become a ROW member!

I was intrigued by how ROW was presented to me—a place for support without self-pity. Even though I was interested in joining, it took me a few months to reach out to ROW, partly, I think, because I would have to put myself out there as a cancer survivor.
— Elizabeth, ROW Member