On this page you will find all the organisations in our network that make up the large and diverse New Zealand and international community around breast cancer survivor Dragonboating as well as key organisations taking on breast cancer and supporting those who must face it.
Breast cancer support organisations
the new zealand breast cancer foundation
The NZBCF is the country’s foremost breast cancer education and awareness organisation. It is a non-government funded charitable trust promoting awareness of breast cancer, providing information and education, and raising funds to support breast cancer related initiatives including research, scholarships, medical grants, community education and a breast cancer patient register. The Foundation was specifically established to educate all New Zealanders on the life-saving benefits of early detection and the importance of mammograms.
Their symbol is the ‘pink ribbon’, the international symbol of breast cancer and trademarked to the Foundation in New Zealand. October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Foundation’s major fundraising event. The month is supported by an extensive multi-media campaign, education programme, the sale of pink ribbons through retailers nationwide, and the Pink Ribbon Day Street Appeal.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s aim is to reduce the number of New Zealanders who die from breast cancer and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those affected by breast cancer.
Ko te tino tumanako o Te Roopu o Aotearoa, whakaora i te mate e ngau nei i nga u o nga waahine, kia pumau te oranga kia ata tau ai te noho a ratau ma e mauiuitia nei.
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition
BCAC provides a united consumer voice to improve detection, treatment and care for those with breast cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand. BCAC:
Offers evidence-based information to increase understanding of breast cancer
Gives support to those affected by breast cancer
Empowers women and men with breast cancer to make informed choices about their treatment and care
Represents key issues to relevant authorities with the aim of ensuring world class care for New Zealanders with breast cancer
breast cancer support
Breast Cancer Support (BCS) provides community based support and information to women with a past or present diagnosis of breast cancer by offering opportunities for them to speak with others who have experienced the disease and had a positive outcome. BCS support is available through Auckland are Breast Friends groups, one on one visits, or over the telephone. please visit www.breastcancersupport.co.nz for more information.
breast cancer cure
In partnership with the New Zealand community, Breast Cancer Cure is committed to searching for radical results for a new, brighter, breast cancer-free future. The ultimate goal of the Trust is to raise enough money to find a cure for breast cancer – in the next 10 years. They are New Zealand’s only not-for-profit organisation established solely to fund research into a cure for breast cancer.
The Cancer Society of New Zealand
This is the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand. The Cancer Society consists of a national office, located in Wellington, and six regional divisions, all involved in raising their own funds and providing local support services. We are the leading cancer patient advocate in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues affecting cancer detection and treatment.
New Zealand based breast cancer survivor dragon boating teams
Abreast of Life, Christchurch, New Zealand
Boobops, Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Busting With Life, Auckland, New Zealand
Can Survive, Wellington, New Zealand
Pink Dragons, Auckland, New Zealand
Waikato Treasure Chests, Hamilton, New Zealand
Simply The Breast, Blenheim, New Zealand
Taranaki Dragons, Taranaki, New Zealand
International breast cancer survivor dragon boating teams
Breast cancer survivor teams around the world
Abreast of 'bridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Breast Friends, Edmonton, Alberta
Sistership, Calgary, Alberta.
Abreast In A Boat, Vancouver, British Columbia
Abreast In The Rockies, Cranbrook, British Columbia
Abreast of Life, Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Angels Abreast, Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Buoyant Buddies, Vernon, British Columbia
Bustn' Loose, Kelowna, British Columbia
Dragon Divas, Duncan, British Columbia
Friends Abreast, Shuswap, British Columbia.
Hope Afloat - Canada, Comox, British Columbia.
Island Breaststrokers, Victoria, British Columbia
Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, Nelson, British Columbia
Kootenay Robusters, Trail, British Columbia.
NorthBreast Passage, Prince George, British Columbia
Paddling for Life, Powell River, British Columbia.
Pink Panthers, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Pink Piston Paddlers, Shuswap, British Columbia.
Rainbow Warriors, Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
River Spirit, Campbell River, British Columbia.
Spirit Abreast, Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Spirit Warriors, Kamloops, British Columbia
Sunshine Dragons Abreast, Sechelt, British Columbia.
Survivorship, South Okanagan, British Columbia.
Chemo Savvy, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Waves of Hope, Brandon, Manitoba
Breasts Ahoy, Saint John, New Brunswick
'tit Bateau, Southeast New Brunswick
Avalon Dragon Boat Team
Abreast a River, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Bosom Buddies, a Nova Scotia provincial team
Cape Breastoners, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
A Breast Or Knot, Windsor, Ontario
Breast Buddies, Chatham, Ontario
Busting Out, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadians Abreast - Messengers of Hope, National Team
Chestmates, Kingston, Ontario
Dragon Flies, Lindsay, Ontario
Dragons Abreast, Toronto, Ontario
Dragons of Hope, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Guelph Breaststrokes, Guelph, Ontari
Knot A Breast, Hamilton, Ontario
Kupsized, Stratford, Ontario
Pink Dragons, Belleville/Trenton, Ontario
Pink Sensations, Pickering, Ontario
Ribbons of Hope, Barrie, Ontario
Rowbust, London, Ontario
Survivor Thrivers, Cobourg, Ontario
Survivors Abreast, Peterborough, Ontario
Warriors of Hope, North Bay, Ontario
Wonder Broads, Windsor, Ontario
Two Abreast, or Côte-à-Côte, Montreal, Quebec
Vise-à-Vie, Quebec City, Quebec
(a little play on words, but means focus on life)
West Island Dragons, Pointe Claire, Quebec
( or "Les Dragons de l'ouest-de-l'ile" )
Busting with Energy, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Dragons Abreast Australia consists of 37 member groups founded on the principles of participation, inclusiveness, support, promotion and awareness of breast cancer.
You may contact any of the following groups via the National Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Capital Territory and Region
Dragons Abreast - ACT & Region
New South Wales
Bidgee Boobs - Wagga Wagga
Clarence Valley Dragons Abreast
Dragons Abreast - Central Coast
Flamin' Dragons Abreast - Port Macquarie
Dragons Abreast - Illawarra
Dragons Abreast - Newcastle & Hunter
Rainbow Dragons Abreast - Northern
Pendragons Abreast - Penrith
Pittwater Pinks - Northern Beaches
Outback Dragons Abreast - Dubbo
Sapphire Water Dragons Abreast - Merimba
Dragons Abreast - Sydney (Pink Passion)
Dragons Abreast - Northern Territory
First dragon boat season: 1998
Dragons Abreast - Gold Coast
Dragons Abreast - Mackay
Missabittatitti - Brisbane
Dragons Abreast - Queensland
Pink Snapdragons, Dragons Abreast - Redcliffe
Sunshine Coast - Dragons Abreast
Dragons Abreast - St George
Dragons Abreast - Townsville
Adelaide Survivors Abreast South Australia Dragons Abreast "Pink Paddlers" Dragons Abreast - Port Lincoln
Warriors Abreast – Adelaide
Dragons Abreast Amazons - Perth
Crewsader Abreast – Bunbury
“Bravehearts” Dragons Abreast - Albury/Wodonga
Dragons Abreast - Ballarat, Victoria
Dragons Abreast - Geelong
Dragons Abreast - Melbourne
Dragons Abreast - Peninsula Dragon Fly
Dragons Abreast - Victoria, Bendigo Team
Dragons Abreast - North West Tasmania
Dragons Abreast – Tasmania
Shanghai Breast Cancer DragonBoat Team, Shanghai
First dragon boat season: 2004
The Tickled Pink Paddlers, Mina Seyahi, UAE, Dubai
Paddlers For Life, Lake Windermere - Lake District
Pool of Life, Liverpool
Worcester Busters, Worcester
Florence Dragon Lady, Florence
Pink Butterfly, Rome
Pink Challengers, State of Selangor, Malaysia
Amazonki, Poznan, Poland
Paddlers in the Pink
Hope in a Boat
Amabele Belles of Cape Town
Los Angeles Pink Dragons, Los Angeles, California
Orange Roughys, Orange County, California
"we're so rough we beat cancer"
San Diego DragonBoat Breast Cancer Team, San Diego, California
Location: San Diego Bay at the Youth Facility, Fiesta Island.
Pink Dragon Ladies, Tampa, Florida
Save Our Sisters, SOS, Miami, Florida
Warriors on the Water, WOW, Orlando, Florida
Dragon Boat Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
The Indy SurvivOars, Indianapolis
Location: 329 Lippi Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508, USA
Machestic Dragons, Mercer County, NJ
Princeton Warriors USA, Princeton, NJ
The Hope Chest, Buffalo, New York
The Detroit Karmanos Life Preservers, Detroit
The Dragon Dream Team, Craftsmen Park, Akron
Pink Phoenix, Portland, Oregon
Wasabi Team SOAR, Portland, Oregon
(SOAR is an acronym for Survivors On A River)
Against The Wind, Philadelphia, PA
Hope Afloat, Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA
Dragonheart Vermont, Vermont
Green Mountain Dragon Boat Team, Vermont
Pink Paddling Power, Racine