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UCSD Women's Rowing Hosts 15th Annual Row for the Cure
Release: Saturday 10/29/2016 
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Continuing its partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UC San Diego women's rowing program will host the 15th Annual San Diego Row for the Cure this Sunday, Oct. 30. The regatta also serves as the unofficial season opener for the UCSD men's and women's rowing teams.

The event headquarters will be located at North Ski Beach on Mission Bay. The first race is set to go off at 7:40 a.m.

The San Diego Row for the Cure event, established in 2002, raises funds via entry fees, donations and raffle tickets, and all proceeds go directly to Komen for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer. Out of the funds raised, 75 percent is allocated toward the San Diego community to provide support for uninsured and underinsured women with breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and services, while the remaining 25 percent goes directly toward financing national breast cancer research.

"We are privileged to be hosting and competing in the 15th annual Row for the Cure," said UC San Diego women's rowing coach Colin Truex. "This is the one event of the season where the results are secondary to the cause. Almost every single one of our team members has a family member or friend that has battled breast cancer."

The UCSD women will race three eights and two fours Sunday, while the men will send out their own crew as well.

At the 2015 Row for the Cure, the Triton men won in the Open 8, marking a time of 11:15. They finished in front of Orange Coast College "A" (11:21), OCC "B" (11:59), UCLA "B" (12:33), OCC "C" (12:40) and UCLA "A" (13:17).

In the Women's Open 8 race, UCSD sent out a pair of boats. The "B" crew placed seventh in 13:46, while the "A" boat took ninth, coming in at 13:55.

On the water alongside UCSD were Orange Coast College, San Diego State, UCLA and the University of San Diego.

"The team has been working harder than ever this past few weeks and is ready to test itself against some quality local competition."

The Row for the Cure is open to all human-powered watercraft, which in the past has included rowers, kayakers, stand-up and sit-down paddlers, first-time rowers in the barge, and outriggers.

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