Membership Benefits


2018 Springfield - Lesley [photo credit: Jim Gillen]

  • Dragon boating on the scenic Charles River through the summer
  • Stress relief
  • Cardiovascular and strength training (known to reduce risk of cancer recurrence and increase well-being after cancer)
  • Increased range of motion
  • Camaraderie with other cancer survivors
  • A chance to race against other survivor teams

Your membership on the team includes practice sessions from May through August. If you have never paddled before, we will teach you. We provide the boat, paddles, life jackets and coaching. During the rest of the year we gather for winter training, monthly exercise events, and celebrations. We also participate in projects to raise funds for our paddling season and to meet our operational needs.

For more information, please visit our Join Us page.



We are cancer survivors. We are a unique floating support group. We love laughing, paddling hard, and being with each other.



ACP teams gather for the Flower Ceremony, where we honor those touched by cancer. Springfield 2018 [photo credit: Jim Gillen]