Why Dragon Boat Paddling and Racing?


Why indeed! Who in their right mind would go jump in a a 45′ long boat with a bunch of Breast Cancer Survivors and paddle the darned thing up and down the Ohio River, especially if you’re overcoming one of the scariest things in your life – Breast Cancer!

Here are a few reasons why we have chosen to do it!

  • Dragon boat paddling and racing has been studied by multiple medical experts, including Dr. Don McKenzie (Dr. Dragon Boat) and the results of pre- and post-event testing support the hypothesis that this type of exercise is beneficial to many lymphedema patients who are post-treatment Breast Cancer survivors. While it is not a cure-all, it can be a big help.
  • It is great exercise. Dragon boat paddling truly is a whole-body exercise and can help promote better over-all health and wellness.
  • We’re not your momma’s support group! We like to think we’re a little different than what most people think of a typical support group, but we are still a strong, supportive group of survivors who help out teammates.
  • Where else are you going to get out in a boat, exercise, meet great people in similar health situations, forget all about the cancer stuff a couple of days per week?

We hope you will decide to come out and give Dragon Boat paddling a chance. Who knows? You just might like it!!!

If you’re ready to see what all the excitement is about, contact us, We’ll be waiting to help you “find your Dragon within!”