The Pink Dragons are back

The last few seasons have been challenging for the Pink Dragons breast cancer survivors’ dragon boat team as their crew numbers have decreased quite dramatically. Despite their best attempts to recruit it came to a head last year when, after starting the season as Pink Dragons, they had to amalgamate with a newly formed mixed team just to continue paddling. They became Brave Dragons for the rest of the season. They have never lost sight of recruiting breast cancer survivors, with a view to eventually getting a full team of 20+ paddlers back up and running once again as the Pink Dragons.

Throughout the last season they were filmed for a documentary being made to explain their journey as they fight their way back. The filming will continue this season and they will start paddling again in October as Pink Dragons. Their priority is to recruit, so if there are any breast cancer survivors out there who would be keen to give dragon boat paddling a go the Pink Dragons would be very pleased to hear from you.

For more info please contact Liz Butcher on 027 454 8309 or view their website www.pinkdragons.org.nz.

13 Sept 2019

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