We are a team of dynamic breast cancer survivors with a zest for life. We participate in the sport of dragon boat racing regardless of age or athletic ability.
We paddle to support each other, to stay strong and to have heaps of fun doing it.
The team was formed in 2005 to empower breast cancer survivors to assume responsibility for their own health and wellbeing through participation in the strenuous sport of dragonboating.
The Pink Dragons team consists of 20 paddlers plus a sweep and a coach. The team competes in both Open and Breast Cancer Teams’ categories. We are based in Auckland and train at Westhaven Marina twice a week in the paddling season and in sight of the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Our paddling season starts in October and finishes March each year.
Life is for Living – Actively
Our mission as members of the Pink Dragons Team is to promote the benefits of leading an active life after surviving breast cancer, leading by example through our participation in dragonboating.
Our mission as breast cancer survivors is to raise awareness that although mammograms cannot prevent breast cancer, early detection increases the chances of a positive outcome.