If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at Dragon boating, this is your chance.
As a breast cancer survivor, Anna Rossetto is seeking expressions of interest to bring the sport to Griffith, after her own firsthand experiences of the physical and emotional implications of cancer.
“While I was going through my treatment I became aware of an organisation known as Dragons Abreast,” she said.
Dragonboating is an aquatic sport in which a 12 metre long canoe-like boat, wide enough to sit 20 people.
“It’s great for the health and well-being of not only cancer sufferers but the community at large, and to increase the use of the beautiful water feature of Lake Wyangan.”
Anna says while it has enormous benefits, its a great, enjoyable past-time for anyone and everyone in the community.
“Hopefully with enough interest we may have a few teams including a local Dragons Abreast team,” Mrs Rossetto said.
Dragons Abreast spreads awareness, empowers individuals, and educates on the benefits of an active lifestyle after breast cancer diagnosis.
The organisation, through participation in the strenuous sport of dragon boating, encourages wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie, and promotes breast cancer awareness throughout the communities where there is a team.
“We are also looking for people in Griffith who’ve had experience with dragon boating before, to help get our team or potential teams get up and running, and to share their knowledge of the sport with others.”
If this is something you are interested in being a part of or you would like more information, contact Anna on 0428 644 513, or head to Griffith Boating Club’s open day on October 22 from 1pm till 3pm..
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