WeCanRow DC Recipient of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia Donation


Doris Parker, founder of WeCanRow DC is presented checks from Nancy Mayes.

Recruiting Northern Virginia Women from All Walks of Life to Become Members

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 16, 2013) — All Northern Virginia women are invited to join a new and growing women’s giving circle, 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia to help make a larger impact with charitable donations to local nonpro

100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia will be hosting its third meeting on Thursday, May 2 at the Tysons-Pimmet Library at 7584 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Va. at 7:30 p.m. to make a collective donation to a nonprofit organization serving the local region.

The recently founded group’s membership has more than doubled (17 to 39 women) since its first meeting in November.

Still, more women are encouraged to join, as the new women’s giving circle’s optimal goal is to get 100 women to each write $100 checks, thereby providing $10,000 to the selected local charity.

“It was wonderful to see all the new faces in the room,” said 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia co-founder, Traci Richards. “New members were very enthusiastic to be there and to become a part of something special.”

A local charity supporting breast cancer survivors, WeCanRow DC, was chosen to receive a collective $3,500 donation at the 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia’s second meeting at the City of Fairfax Regional Library in Fairfax, Va. on February 7.

WeCanRow DC is a volunteer-directed, nonprofit, educational and support organization offering breast cancer survivors an introduction to the sport of sweep rowing, and continuing recreational and competitive rowing opportunities.

“This donation means so much to our little program,” says Doris Parker, nominating member and founder of WeCanRow DC. “It’s truly a windfall as far as we’re concerned, like winning the lottery.”

“Our members were excited to vote and donate to such a unique grassroots organization supporting local breast cancer survivors,” says Richards.

The May 2 meeting will be held at Tysons-Pimmet Library at 7584 Leesburg Pike from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Falls Church, Va. For more information and to sign up, visit www.100wwcnova.org.