It’s an exciting day filled with fun, camaraderie, teamwork and community health while raising support for cancer-related services.
Dragon boat racing originated in China about 2,000 years ago, and began gaining popularity with breast cancer survivors in the late 1990s. That’s when a Canadian doctor discovered that repetitive-motion exercise, such as dragon boat paddling, could help breast cancer patients avoid developing lymphedema, a permanent swelling that can occur in the arms or legs after surgery or radiation treatment.
Team size: 15-25 people (must be at least 14 years old) Individuals are notified 2 weeks prior to race with team number.
What you receive for paddling: Dragon Boat T-shirt & Medal Awards: 1st Place Team: Trophy Fastest Team: Paddle Award Top Individual Fundraiser: $500 Top Team Fundraiser: Entire team Chippewa Valley Tours-Food Tour of Downtown Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls. Best Food Truck: Trophy & $200 cash!
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