Dragons Abreast Australia is a national organisation comprised of breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests. Dragons Abreast members provide a “face” for the breast cancer statistics whilst spreading the message of breast cancer awareness through participation in the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragon boat racing. Dragons Abreast commenced in Australia in 1998, following in the wake of a study by Dr Don McKenzie and a group of breast cancer survivors in Vancouver, Canada.
Our mission is to encourage wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie for breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating and promote breast cancer awareness throughout our communities.
Our vision is to be a leader in the movement for people affected by breast cancer; spreading awareness, empowering individuals, and educating on the benefits of an active lifestyle after diagnosis.
If you want to get fit, make new friends and have fun, then Dragon Boating just might be the sport for YOU!
Dragons Abreast Australia is sponsored by Specialised Therapeutics Australia, an international biopharmaceutical company with strategic focus and expertise in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
With the highest professional and ethical standards, Specialised Therapeutics Australia commercialise therapies and technologies that uniquely fulfil the unmet medical needs of the community.
Quality and affordable sporting apparel. Provider of our DAA jackets, with a percentage of proceeds being donated to Dragons Abreast.
Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 Dragons Abreast Festival, Cancer Institute NSW, is dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer and improving outcomes for people with cancer across the state of New South Wales by:
Promoting the prevention of cancer
Improving early detection and participation in cancer screening
Improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Building capacity in cancer research
Using the latest data and information to drive positive change across the health system.