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Chicago Woman Attempts First-Ever 1500-Mile Solo Row Around Lake Michigan to Support Breast Cancer Recovery Team

Jenn Gibbons, founder and coach of Recovery on Water (ROW), a rowing team for breast cancer survivors, has announced she will embark on a 1,500-mile perimeter row of Lake Michigan. Departing from Chicago on June 15 and rowing along the shores of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, Gibbons will visit port towns along the lake, bringing awareness to the vital role exercise plays in the fight against breast cancer.

"A trip like Row4ROW has never been done before," said Gibbons. "By rowing Lake Michigan, I aim to bring awareness to the positive benefits of exercise for cancer survivors. Research shows that exercise reduces cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors by fifty percent, and women who have no history of the disease can reduce their risk with exercise by thirty percent." The funds Gibbons raises will provide scholarships and equipment for the ROW team so that more survivors can get fit, fight back, and have fun. Donate to Gibbons or sponsor her trip at row4row.org.  more...

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