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’ fourth annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise, a fun day of dragon boat racing, will take place Saturday August 16, 2014 at Octagon Pond in Paradise. Thirty community and corporate teams will compete for “Fastest Team,” “Most Pledges,” and “Most Spirited.” The public is invited and there will be activities for kids, delicious food and music, as well as racing excitement. If weather causes a cancellation on Saturday, the festival will take place on Sunday.