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The Indy SurviveOar 10 Year Anniversary Gala (Pink Paddle Party) will be held on August 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM.  


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2017 Vines For Life - A Tasting Event




On January 27 the amazing Vines for Life event was held at the Hawthornes Golf & Country Club.  Guests enjoyed tastings of wine, craft beer and craft spirits, as well as dining on delicious  hors d'oeuvres.  Silent and Live Auctions were held to raise funds for local cancer organizations.  The evening was considered a great success by all. 


Vines for Life is an annual event, now in its seventh year, benefiting three Geist Area Cancer Charities: Creating Hope, Team Luke, and the Indy SurviveOars.  Be sure to watch for this event yearly!


This elegant and  worthwhile event was possible because of the very generous support of the following sponsors:










2016 Pink Paddle Party

The Indy SurviveOars annual PINK PADDLE PARTY was held Friday, November 4th, 2016. The theme for the 2016 SOLD OUT event was "Beach Ball." The party was held at the beautiful Montage in Indianapolis.   Guests enjoyed dinner,  drinks, entertainment (including a kissing shark), and both live and silent auctions! Guests were invited to wear beach resort attire; Hawaiian prints and florals were the clothing of choice creating a colorful and festive atmosphere!


The Pink Paddle Party is INSO's main annual fundraising event, providing the funds necessary for the team's equipment, boat maintenance, race fees, insurance and training, along with public awareness efforts.

Thank you to all of our guests, contibutors and especially our sponsors for the 2016 Pink Paddle Party:



Townsend Tree Service



Barnes & Thornburg


R.B. Annis Educational Foundation




Ed Martin Automotive Group


Susan Calhoun in Memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel


RBC Wealth Management


MacAllister Machinery Company




Indiana Behavioral Support Services, LLC


Bronze Sponsors

Joe and Ann Barber  
Dave and Susie Kinghorn  
Michael and Debbie Schutz
Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
Judith Earle
Dauby, O'Conner & Zaleski, LLC
Lumina Foundation
Noblesville FOP #198
DeFur Voran LLP
Beth Cornelius and Susan Ford
Don and Nanette Barrett
Ed and Gemma Bastyr
Yopi and Larry Havlik / LIDS
Jan and Gina Walker
Globe Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.
Dickson-Schaefer Ltd.
Rob and Betty Anderson

The National Bank of Indianapolis

T.J. Maxx

Fortis College

PNC Wealth Management

Genie and Gerry Barker


2016 Passions Collide: Artists & Paddlers Meet

Indiana artists participated in a juried art competition using boat paddles as their canvas or sculpture medium producing unique and creative art.  This paddle art was on display in the Raymond James Stutz Gallery, judged and then sold by silent auction benefiting the Indy SurviveOars. The reception and silent auction was held March 18 where the artist awards were also announced.  Congratulations to the winners:






Passions Collide Logo


Paddle art Gallery Display:  March 4-18, 2016
Reception, silent auction and artist awards:  March 18, 6-9 PM.
Location: Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery is located in the Stutz Building, 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis

Please visit the Paddles Collide Facebook Page for more information.


You can view the winning paddles and alll of the 2016 paddle art in our Photo Gallery


The Indy SurviveOars and the Stutz Artist Association thank the generous sponsor of this event:

Ed Martin Automotive Group

Healing on the Water


WISH-TV, a local Indianapolis TV station, recently featured Indy SurviveOars in a media spot. The reporter even joined the team during practice on a chilly, blustery October evening on Geist Reservoir, seated in the drummer's seat at the front of the boat. We thank WISH-TV for taking an interest in Indy SurviveOars and for helping us share our message with a larger audience. Please enjoy the article and video on their site:

Breast Cancer Survivors find Healing on the Water