Some of us are receiving chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer-fighting strategies, while others have completed treatments, but are still working through the cancer experience. For others still, cancer is a distant memory. We are a diverse group committed to dragon boating as part of our self-care after cancer diagnosis.
No matter where we are on the cancer journey or in our athletic ability, our rise to the physical challenges of dragon boat paddling makes us this team of thrivers. Each time we are on the water we are reminded that we are vital and alive, and we become aware of the rewards of teamwork and personal accomplishment.
Please join us on this adventure of wellness. Your Wellness Warriors teammates will support you in living the best life possible after cancer.
We welcome cancer survivors over the age of 18; our current membership ranges in age from 24 to 80! All cancer histories welcome, all genders welcome, all strengths and abilities welcome – all are welcome! Meet some of our members on our Featured Warriors page.
To learn more about the All Cancer Paddler (ACP) Division, check out the United States Dragon Boat Federation ACP webpage.
Wellness Warriors is an inclusive program open to all cancer survivors. We do not discriminate against any person, population group, or organization. Wellness Warriors, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
We are the Wellness Warriors!
Our paddles strike the water in unison
Our boat glides through the river
Our bodies and spirits rise to the challenge
We are cancer survivors!
We are a unique floating support group
We laugh, we paddle hard
We celebrate each other, we heal
Dragon boats carry
my fervent wishes for your
long life! Good health! Peace
– haiku by Erica Bernstein