SHEBOYGAN — Earlier in March, fourteen Sheboygan area cancer survivor-athletes rowed a distance equal to crossing Lake Michigan.
They rowed 100 kilometers/62 miles – the distance between the Sheboygan Lighthouse and the Ludington, Michigan lighthouse) on Concept2 ergometers (indoor rowing machines) at the Lakeview Center of the Sheboygan YMCA with an all-time best time of 9:17:05.
This third-annual event was part of the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund’s (SCCCF) “Survive, Thrive & Be Fit” program that offers, among other activities, an Indoor Row Group through which we are working towards “Making Sheboygan County the Healthiest Place to Survive Cancer!”
Returning survivor-athlete/rowers were Cindy Becker, Lisa Glander, Leah Heusterberg, Jennifer King, Dan Kunda, Tim Renzelmann, Janet Sampson, Beth Stockdale and Dennis Sundell with first-time participants Mike Brachmann, Brett Goebel, Bob Hartig, Maryellen Kloiber and Chris Meyer.
The Sheboygan County Cancer Fund is a local 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose main focus is to provide financial assistance, or “gestures,” to help those in Sheboygan County who have been diagnosed with cancer or a disease of the blood cope with the financial challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
“Survive, Thrive & Be Fit” offers a variety of healthy and active living activities to area cancer patients and survivors including: Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Steps to Survivorship Walk/Runs, Hiking Along the Cancer Journey day hikes and backpack outings, the Indoor Row Group and more!
To learn more about the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund’s financial “gestures” or the “Survive, Thrive & Be Fit” program or to support the Fund, visit www.scccf.org.