Register a crew in the Dragons Abreast Festival and celebrate 20 years of paddling for breast cancer recovery

Register a crew in the Dragons Abreast Festival and celebrate 20 years of paddling for breast cancer recovery 

Registrations for the annual Dragons Abreast Festival are closing soon and excitement is building for the festival being held in Dragons Abreast Australia’s 20th anniversary year. Sydney’s stunning Cockle Bay will come alive when the festival pits corporate and community challengers against each other in an epic day of dragon boating to raise breast cancer awareness and fund support for breast cancer survivors across Australia. 

Held annually, the festival draws hundreds of dragon boaters ranging from absolute beginners to international competitors, all with a specific goal – to spread the message of paddling for recovery to breast cancer survivors. 

Dragons Abreast Australia are calling for Corporate, Hospital and Social teams to join them at the festival in October 2018. Work colleagues, sports clubs, friends, students and family can band together and register a team of 16-26 members, to paddle for a great cause, in Dragons Abreast major fundraiser.  

No prior experience is required as training and equipment is provided. It’s a fabulous team building activity, with lots of friendly competition and excitement racing on Cockle Bay. 

“Since the inaugural festival in 2008, the Dragons Abreast Festival has raised more than 1 million dollars for Dragons Abreast Australia, a national not-for-profit registered charity whose mission is to encourage wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie for breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating. With this upcoming festival, I am thrilled that we continue to positively impact the lives of breast cancer survivors and those living with the disease,” said Mabel Sansom, Chair of Dragons Abreast Australia. 

‘After treatment many survivors ask 'what next' and dragon boating has proven to benefit their recovery process. Currently there are more than 30 Dragons Abreast groups in Australia and with the support of festival crews we can continue to expand and benefit more breast cancer survivors across the country.’ 

Event: Dragons Abreast FestivalCorporate and Community Challenge 

Date:Saturday, 20 October 2018 

Venue:Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney 

Registration:$2,400 per team of 16-26 paddlers 



Contact:Angie O’Reilly, Festival Project Manager      

Ph:0434 906 208 

Highlights include the very moving Flowers on the Water Ceremony, Chinese Youth League Lion Dancers and, of course, the very spirited dragon boat racing. 



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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.


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