It is estimated that one in eight women in our province will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. The majority of them will have a dramatically increased risk of lymphedema as a result of their cancer treatment.
Few will know much about this troublesome side effect until they actually experience it. Research now shows that exercise and a healthy lifestyle can help fight breast cancer and lymphedema. Breast cancer survivors across the country have discovered a wonderful way to exercise and at the same time, have the time of their lives - dragon boat racing!
40 Marine Institute faculty and staff plus many Avalon Dragons will meet at Octagon Pond. Guest waivers gathered, paddles and PFD’s distributed.
Since 20 guests will be brand new to paddling; review boat commands and introductory dry-land paddling instruction.
AVALON DRAGONS INVITES
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
TO COME PADDLE WITH US
AND TRY DRAGON BOATING
“Try it Day” Sunday, October 6, 3:30 PM 2013
Are you a breast cancer survivor who would like to get fit, have fun and make new friends? Dragon boating might be just what you’re looking for. Studies have shown the physical and psychological benefits of dragon boating. Sunday, October 6th, is your chance to give it a try. Meet at Octagon Pond in Paradise at 3:30 p.m. Members of the Avalon Dragons breast cancer survivor team invite you find out how much fun it can be. Paddles and lifejackets will be supplied.