11 years ago I joined the Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat team. At the time, I thought I had joined for my children. It was after a year of chemotherapy treatments, radiation treatments, and two surgeries. I wanted to show them that there was life after breast cancer. Being part of this team; being surrounded by such positive and enthusiastic women has made me realize, in the end, I really joined for me. – Heather M.
With Spirit & Courage we meet the challenge. Paddles up ! – Lenora B.
Survivors Abreast is a kinship. We are a team of survivors who have had a life changing experience and when we are on the water, our fears and anxieties drift away. Survivors Abreast is a life-line of support on and off the water. Did I mention the best part? We have fun! – Marilyn B.
We all share a common bond. A great group of individuals who have supported me through many ups and downs in my life. Not sure where I would be without them. I am proud to be a part of this group. – Ann G.
Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer was a scary and stressful thing. I think about it every day even if it’s just a fleeting thought. But when I am paddling, even though I am surrounded by cancer survivors, somehow I don’t think about having Breast Cancer. Paddling keeps me in the moment and I feel safe. Michelle T.
I feel such joy in my heart and spirit to be a part of a team that gives so much to its members and community! Being a member of Survivors Abreast raise my spirit for living a full life following my breast cancer. Peggy Q.
Survivors Abreast is a cocktail of passionate, feisty, caring, hard working, determined and wonderful beings. It’s an honour to paddle with them. They have changed my life. I love them to pieces! ” – Pam Birrell
Being on SA has given me a reason plus the motivation to stay fit. Heather W.