Media and Awards


We have been honored over the years with media attention and awards. Here are a few of those:




This video was co-produced by the Massachusetts Cancer Prevention and Control Network and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the “Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors” found on







2024 Patch, Boston: “Local Cancer Survivors to Race Dragons in World Championships!”


2022 Boston Globe: ‘I’m winning because I’m there’: All-cancer-survivor dragon boat team to compete in festival


2020 Coach Tim Smith’s Paddle Shanties, U.K.: Interview with members Kathleen Schnaidt and Kim Deeney spotlights Wellness Warriors in their discussion of the increased interest in All-Cancer Paddlers (ACP) clubs and the issues involved in their development.


2020 Patch, Newton: “Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Club Searches For New Dock”


2020 Boston Herald: “Dragon boat club cancer survivors looking for new dock”


2019 The Watertown Yacht Club was kind enough to celebrate our partnership in their newsletter! “The Wellness Warriors succeeded in qualifying to race in Europe next year. They showed their appreciation to the Watertown Yacht Club for our generosity in allowing them to use our dock space for their dragon boats by inviting the Bridge and Board to their pot luck dinner where they presented us with a painting.” (Click here to see the full newsletter, including photos.)


2019 Winning Gold with the Wellness Warriors, written by team manager Julianne Nevins for the website of her company, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


2018 promoted Wellness Warriors in their blog post “Life Changes After Breast Cancer, But Did You Ever Picture Yourself In A Dragon Boat?


2018 Gushou, a dragon boat team and event management software company, featured us in their Team Spotlight by Gushou.


2018 Competing with the Wellness Warriors at the Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival, written by team member Julianne Nevins for the website of her company, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


2017 Wicked Local Newton: Dragon boat team for cancer survivor team got its start in Newton


2017 Cambridge Chronicle: BUILDING COMMUNITY: Wellness Warriors offers camaraderie, strength to cancer survivors




  • 2016 The City of San Francisco issued Wellness Warriors a Certificate of Honor for exemplary leadership, outstanding community service, and significant contribution to preserving Asian culture
  • 2015 Featured in The Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network’s Survivorship Workgroup Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors
  • 2012 The City of Cambridge issued a special Resolution honoring Wellness Warriors in celebration of our new donated dragon boat
  • 2011 Nominated as one of the 2011 MGH The One Hundred