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Breast Cancer Survivors Teams
Miami International Dragon Boat Festival

The Miami Overseas Chinese Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization, introduced Breast Cancer Survivors in South Florida to the benefits of Dragon Boat Racing in the fall 2006 in association with the Joan G. Gaines Breast Cancer Research Fund at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Research Center. From these collaborative efforts Team SOS (Save Our Sisters) was born. SOS is the first ever South Florida BCS Dragon Boat Racing team.

Dragon Boating has much to offer to breast cancer survivors:

Improved immune system

Aerobic and Bone-Building Benefits for
increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
and osteoporosis

Long-lasting Friendships


Helps rebuild areas of the chest and arms
affected by cancer and surgery

Experience is definitely not needed. Only the desire to learn and have fun.

Through Dragon Boat Racing survivors have the opportunity to meet other survivors, as well as many other people who also provide support. Dragon Boat Racing is an international sport which enables travel to places such as Germany, Canada, England, France, etc.

Most Breast Cancer Survivor Teams imagine themselves racing in a ritual battle against the dragon of cancer when competing. They envision an imaginary lane with the dragon racing against them side by side.

Breast Cancer Dragon Boating In the News:

Quest 2007

Waterfront News 2007


Partners in the fight!

Breast Cancer Survivor Teams

These are a few of the 50+ Breast Cancer Survivor Teams in the US and Canada

Hope A Float

Abreast In A Boat

Abreast of Life Dragon Boat Team

Breast Strokes


Power of the Dragons

Knot A Breast

Chemo Savvy

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