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- October 9, 2015
- June 6, 2015
The 14th-annual National Learn to Row Day was sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 and took place on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in rowing clubs and health clubs throughout the United States. Thank you to all participants who visited the Quinsigamond Rowing Club and enjoyed an early morning row on the lake. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to take up the sport. Hope to see you again on the lake! Enjoy the #NLTRD photos compliments of www.marantostudios.com. Always handy to have a photographer as a member, Thanks Joyce!
- May 8, 2015
Created and supported by the Mass General Cancer Center, the one hundred honors 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups each year who are changing how we fight cancer. Their commitment inspires us all to take action. “Varsity rower Daniel Aziz literally launched his annual breast cancer fundraising and awareness initiative, Pull for a Cure, on the water. A junior at Brown University in 2009, he recruited his entire crew team to help. The team raised $25,000 leading up to and culminating at the prestigious Head Of The Charles® Regatta, held in Boston every October, breast cancer awareness month.
QRC’s Ami Mehr was the challenge’s top fundraiser in 2014. “As a recent breast cancer survivor and rower, it was extremely meaningful for me to see so many rowers on the Charles River wearing pink,” she says. “Dan’s organization is very important because it gives rowers an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer at one of the world’s largest regattas.”
- March 21, 2015
Formally known as the Quinsigamond Rowing Association’s Community Rowing @ http://www.qrarowing.org . We’re starting the 2015 rowing season with a new name, Quinsigamond Rowing Club.
Website is under development @ www.qrcrowing.org
Thanks to our QRC member, Sarah at www.newmarketmedia.biz for designing our new logo!!!
- October 21, 2014
When Ami Mehr, a young mom from Upton, learned she had breast cancer in May, she resolved that cancer would not dictate the terms of her life. When she was diagnosed, she set one goal that would get her through her hardship—rowing in the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta. On Saturday, cancer free, she realized that goal when she and her Quinsigamond Rowing Association teammates posted a time of 21:50 to finish 25th in the women’s masters fours. There were three other rowers and a coxswain in the boat, and they all drew their strength from Mehr’s.
“It was a given. There was no doubt in my mind that in our Head Of The Charles boat, Ami would be in that boat,” said QRA head coach Julie Waddell. “The majority of our team knew that it’s Ami and she’s not giving up to anything. She’ll be there and she’ll be on the water.”
When she was diagnosed, Mehr opted for the most aggressive form of treatment, a double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery all in one go. Her reasoning for this was that she would forever lower her chance of getting breast cancer again, and raise her chance of recovering in time to row in the Head Of The Charles.
- October 5, 2014
QRA’s Ami Mehr has not let breast cancer get in her way of racing in the 50th Head of the Charles on 10/18/14 or making strides for breast cancer awareness.
The Pull for a Cure Challenge offers competitors in a local regatta the opportunity to use their participation as a platform to garner financial support for breast cancer research. This year’s Challenge takes place at the Head of the Charles in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All donations are collected through the Pull for a Cure website and go directly to the breast cancer research support provided by the American Cancer Society.
Row On Ami !!