Sunday, October 12, 2008

Upstate Dragon Boat Festival

The Upstate Dragon Boat Festival was incredible. This was the first time Livestrong Upstate Dragon Boat Festival Team raced and we did great. We actually finished 3rd in the final 6 of our division. We did not medal (although two of our ladies - Joy Foster and Laura Armstrong were alternates and filled in for paddlers on another team and did receive a gold medal), but we did get recognized as best new team. This was such an amazing experience that we all shared and at the same time raised a lot of money for cancer research right here at home in the Upstate as all proceeds benefited Greenville Hospital's Cancer Research & Care Center. We are forming our permanent "Breast cancer Survivor" Team now - if anyone is interested in climbing on board, you can contact me at We need survivors to paddle, supporters and sponsors. This really is a great substitution for the typical support group - it will change your life and your torso! Ha.
(Additional mixed survivor, caregiver and professional teams to come throughout the Upstate).