Tritons Set to Host 19th Annual Row for Cure This Weekend
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego women’s rowing team will host its annual Row for the Cure on Sunday morning, with registration currently open.
The event will take place at Mission Bay from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event expo is located at North Ski Beach across from Crown Point Shores.
This will be the 19th year that the team has hosted Row for the Cure. The Tritons began hosting the event in 2001 after losing alumna Lori Ann Uptegrove and Triton family member Joyce Snyder to breast cancer.
COLLABORATION WITH SUSAN G. KOMEN
Row for the Cure, which is hosted by organizations throughout the world, raises money for the fight against breast cancer. All of the event proceeds benefit the nonprofit foundation Susan G. Komen, which provides free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds and other assistance to breast cancer patients.
Of the funds raised by the Tritons’ Row for the Cure, 75% will benefit Susan G. Komen’s breast health programs in San Diego, while the rest will go towards their international research. Since 2012, the team has raised well over $100,000.
Hear what Head Coach Colin Truex and senior Melanie Jaffe had to say about the event here.
To register for Row for the Cure, click here.
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