While these dragon boat teams have been the navigators of the added fun and respectful support system for all paddling breast cancer patients and survivors, these teams have surely fostered camaraderie, friendship, sisterhood and sportsmanship amongst their team members. Dragon boat has indeed become very popular in the breast cancer landscape. For many, the sport has played a big role in their journey—from detection to treatment—to survivorship.
I am raising money for our team to help keep the team afloat, so to speak. I would be very grateful if you could make a small donation. Based in Christchurch, Dorset we are now one of teams worldwide, inspiring and encouraging other breast cancer survivors to join in.
Dragon boat racing is a brilliant way to help people recover from Breast Cancer. The regular upper body exercise helps improve lymph flow and immune response. It is carried out in a supportive environment that helps to lift your spirits as well as enjoy the sessions.
After a trial year of paddling our team managed to successfully bid for Brighter Borough funding, from Wigan Council to purchase our own Dragon Boat and fund some training events. Dragon boat dates. The new boat is a lot easier to handle, it is much lighter and we now have a new trailer being built to help us launch the boat and retrieve it from the water at the end of the session.
It turns life upside down. It can make you feel alone. Enter a movement that breast cancer survivors around the country are joining in force: dragon boat racing, a 2,year-old ancient Chinese water sport.
Breast cancer survivors' dragon boating is an international movement inspired by the research of Canadian sports medicine specialist Don McKenzie. Survivors of breast cancer join together to paddle dragon boats to the benefit of their physical health and social wellbeing. His paper  concludes:.
Registered in Ireland: Each dragonboat carries 18 people — 16 paddlers, a drummer, and a helmsman or woman — for an evening of fun on the waters of the River Lee. I was 38 at the time. Caroline was one of the first members of Cork Dragons, which was established in and is a member of the Irish Dragonboat Association, which was established in and now has clubs all over the country.
This past July, Florence, Italy, hosted an international sporting event. About 3, athletes from more than a dozen countries came to town. They were easy to spot.
We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner. Charity Registration No. Pool of Life is a registered charity registration No. The team was set up inunder the guidance and support of Liverpool-based Amathus Dragon Boat Club, to help raise breast cancer awareness and demonstrates that women and men living with breast cancer can lead full and active lives.