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  • Learn to Row

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    Held each year in May, Learn to Row Weekend is WeCanRow DC’s signature annual event. We invite breast cancer survivors in the Washington DC region, at any stage of treatment or recovery, to join us for this special experience. Held at the Anacostia Comm... read more

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  • “Healer’s Row”

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    Our annual “Healer’s Row” is a half-day introduction to rowing for family, friends, and supporters.  Each summer we invite Holly Metcalf, Olympic rower, coach, and founding force behind the WeCanRow mission, to come and share her skill... read more

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  • Recreational Rowing

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    Summer-time recreational rowing provides the opportunity for us to perfect our stroke techniques through land drills, on-water drills, and steady-state rowing. After completing a novice rowing season, you can join us for recreational rowing practices on t... read more

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  • Racing

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    Feeling confident with our skills and abilities on the water, some of us want to challenge ourselves and race. WeCanRow DC boats have raced in local regattas, in Philadelphia, and in Boston at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. Some WeCanRow DC ... read more

    By Pattie Cinelli, The Hill Rag Nancy Kellner was doing what she loved to do. At 44 she had a career that allowed her to travel the world, bring companies public, build and restructure businesses, and rise to partner and general counsel positions a... read more

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    By Diana Price The sport of crew, or rowing as it’s sometimes called, is perhaps the ultimate team sport. When a team comes together, the effect of the oars cutting through the water is one of singular power and grace as the shell seems to glide over th... read more

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    Coach Bev Buffkin is a founding member of WeCanRow DC. In 2005, she met Doris and Nancy for a casual lunch, and the rest is history! Bev is a US Rowing Level II certified coach and assumed the head coaching duties for WCRDC in 2012 and takes us out for fa... read more

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    Cheryl Capps has been coaching for WeCanRow DC since 2011. Cheryl lost her mother to breast cancer in 2004, so when the opportunity came to coach the rowers at WeCanRow DC, she saw it as a way to honor her mom’s memory and also share her love of row... read more

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    Angela Crooks started coaching for WCRDC in 2011. She enjoys the challenge of coaching a group with a broad range of rowing abilities and fitness levels. The fact that many of the women row in competitive programs in the DC area in the morning, and then w... read more

    WUSA9.com Written by Andrea Roane Early sunrise on the Potomac River… When the water is calm and peaceful, members of We Can Row DC are ready to launch. “They come in and they’re novices. They don’t know how to row or just have ver... read more

    By Doris Parker President and Founder, WeCanRow DC October 2006 The dozen or so women gather on the porch overlooking the Potomac, as they do every week. They are breast cancer survivors who range in age from early forties to mid sixties. Some have had ma... read more

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    Since 2005, Curt Frank has been coaching the Learn to Row weekend. His rowing career started 20 years ago at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the country’s top crew programs. He rowed competitively with Capital Rowing Club (CRC), and he ha... read more

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    Dorene Haney has been coaching the WeCanRow DC novice class since 2007 at Capital Rowing Club. She also serves as the coordinator for Capital’s novice program since 2009. Dorene holds a Level I coaching certification from US Rowing. Rowing since 2001, D... read more