Dragon boat racing started as a therapeutic sport for breast cancer patients, but it has evolved into so much more, says Maureen Hayden-Wing.
A member of A Breast or Knot, a dragon boat team of paddlers who have or had breast cancer, she says the fellowship and activity was a great tonic to her.
“When I got breast cancer, I had never been sick before,” she says. “I found I was much better off getting my mind off it.”
The team participates in competitions and recreational events and raises money for breast cancer causes. It has also donated funds to the labs of UWindsor biology professors Lisa Porter and Andrew Swan, says Hayden-Wing.
A Breast or Knot is currently seeking new members.
“We could use about 10 new paddlers,” Hayden-Wing says. “No experience necessary; we will train. The only restriction is you will have to have had breast cancer.”
To learn more, contact her at 519-944-2535 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.