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Radcliffe Lightweight Crew’s Wee Creates Shirts to Show Boston Solidarity after Marathon Tragedy

Wee hopes Boston's crews will wear the "Row for Boston" shirts on the Charles River in the coming weeks (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Corinne Wee, a senior on the Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew, was featured in today's Boston Globe for her recent efforts to help unify Boston's rowing programs after the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday. Wee is creating hundreds of t-shirts with the words "Row for Boston," which she hopes all six Boston colleges will wear during the rowing Beanpot April 28. "I just thought we could all wear them together as a symbol of strength," Wee told the Boston Globe's Peter DeMarco.

The shirts are selling for $18 with $10 per shirt going to the Children's Hospital Marathon Fund, which aids in the recovery of injured victims. Boston's women's rowing teams have joined together to raise nearly $3,000 dollars to date with the hopes of continued support from friends, family, alumni and the rest of the Boston community. Wee hopes to have more than 300 shirts printed for next weekend's races and have an online store open in the coming days.