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Paddle abreast fellow survivors

HOBART breast cancer survivors are invited to join thousands of dragon boat paddlers across Australia in support of a very special initiative.

Dragons Abreast Tasmania Hobart will be hosting a Dragons Abreast Australia event on Saturday 31 October, which will include a “come and try” paddling session followed by a morning tea.

Dragons Abreast Tasmania Hobart president Sue Sanderson said the event would enable local breast cancer survivors to experience the fun, fitness and camaraderie of dragon boating.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Dragons Abreast,” she said.

“The event will show how, since 1998, many breast cancer survivors have benefitted through the participation of dragon boating, as well as making new friends and having fun.”

Dragons Abreast Australia is a national not-for-profit charity comprising breast cancer survivors of all ages from a range of backgrounds.

Abreast members provide a “face” for breast cancer, while spreading the message of breast cancer awareness through participation in dragon boat racing.

The initative commenced in Australia in 1998, following a study by Dr Don McKenzie in Vancouver, Canada, which outlined the positive effects of upper body exercise for breast cancer survivors.

The Dragons Abreast Tasmania event will be held at Lindisfarne Rowing Club from 9.15am for a 9.30am paddle, followed by a morning tea on Saturday 31 October.

For more information email hobart@dragonsabreast.com.au

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