We are Dragonheart Vermont and we are proud to introduce Vermonters
to the paddling sport of dragon boating. Even prouder are we
to be a team of breast cancer survivors. The diagnosis of breast
cancer has brought us together. We have created a treasured sisterhood to
provide support and encouragement to others. Dragonheart
Vermont offers an active, health-giving,
life-affirming option for breast cancer survivors. We are a
support group where the focus is on living, rather than on the
disease. We are paddling our way to recovery.
are sisters at heart,
joined in the race to
end breast cancer
... at last.
Dragonheart is getting ready for its 11th Annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival
AT WATERFRONT PARK
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Want to join us for a dragon boat race?
Dragonheart Vermont is putting on a fabulous day of dragon boat racing in Burlington, Vermont. It all happens on Sunday, August 7, 2016 for the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. We invite you all to join in the fun and festivities. Create a team. Join in the races. Pitch in and volunteer. Come enjoy good music and food. Help us raise money for Dragonheart and our Survivorship Now Initiative, our efforts to provide wellness opportunities for cancer survivors in our community. Go to our festival website for all of the details at www.ridethedragon.org. Ride the dragon for charity!
Thanks to these sponsors of Dragonheart Vermont:
Dragon Down Under
Dragonheart Vermont went to Australia. Follow us on our trip through our blog:
Australia Trip Blog
The members of Dragonheart
Vermont strive to promote breast cancer
awareness in our community, to provide hope
to other cancer survivors and their families to live each moment
fully, and to support our own team members in a spirit of camaraderie
and joy. When
breast cancer survivors participate in dragon boating, they
provide a face to the disease and the statistics. Breast cancer
is what brought our team members together. Friendship
is what keeps us together. Racing dragon boats is not our point.
Our race is against breast cancer. In China, the dragon traditionally
symbolizes a good omen. It is the heartfelt hope of Dragonheart
Vermont that the dragon will protect us
until the race against breast cancer brings an end to this disease
“through the waters to friendship.”
|Why do we paddle?
has taken on the sport of dragon boating for our health
and well being.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, survivors learn how to embrace
life again. Dragon boating helps you feel alive.
Just imagine how energizing it feels to be out on a boat on
Lake Champlain with the mountains and setting sun as your backdrop.
Now imagine sharing
this experience with 20 other people who are with you in the
boat. The fun
of the sport is that it does not require great athletic ability.
In dragon boating, no one team member shines. It is a true team
sport. Timing is the key. The paddlers must work in perfect
unison. Twenty paddles hitting the water at the same moment
and propelling the boat forward is a thing of beauty. This synchronicity
Our Serenity Photo
A picture is truly worth a thousand words . . and the photo
below evokes so many wonderful words all describing our first
season paddling together. Dragonhearter Penni Cross took this
photo at our last paddle of the season. We were enjoying one
of those perfect September days. Mild temperatures. Blue skies.
Mountain views far and wide. Just as the sun was beginning
to set, Penni captured this moment. Yes, perfect! We call
it our Serenity Photo.
It is also our goal to create an entire club of dragon boat
teams including men’s, women’s, mixed, and youth
boats. For more information, contact us:
Linda Dyer : 802-238-7625
Penni Cross : 802-777-6505
Your generous tax-deductible contribution will help our team support our mission.