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!
The Avalon Dragons’ SunSplash - Paddle in Paradise, our 4th annual local community Dragon Boat Festival, will be held August 16, 2014. The races are on Octagon Pond in Paradise. We have space for 30 corporate and community teams. Additional teams will be put on a wait list -- so get back to us quickly! To register or if you have questions, contact Registration Chair Kitty Whelan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragon boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world – and it’s a great team-builder. Anyone at almost any age or fitness level can enjoy the thrill of dragon boating. If you think your company or organization might like to enter a team, please contact us.