Welcome to the Los Angeles Pink Dragons!
The Los Angeles Pink Dragons (LA Pinks) are California’s first breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team. The team is dedicated to improving fitness and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Through dragon boat racing, we demonstrate that women with breast cancer can lead active lives that are full of possibilities. By taking part in this challenging, yet gratifying sport, we each strive to achieve our personal best in hopes of empowering and inspiring others who have been through this journey.
Breast cancer brought us together as a community of sisters who have shared a life-changing experience, and the dragon boat is our vessel to celebrate our survivorship and strength. We come together to paddle and to race, but also for the friendship, support, and camaraderie we share with our teammates.
We dedicate our passion and commitment to dragon boat racing to our pink sisters who will always paddle with us in spirit.
The LA Pink Dragons had a fantastic turnout for this race with 28 members on our roster. Almost everyone raced two or more heats, experiencing both 500M and 200M distances. We were the only all-female team at the festival, which […]
I was diagnosed in 2009 from a routine mammogram. Had surgery March 2010 and became a member of the LA Pink Dragons in October 2010. Experienced my first competitive race in Tempe Arizona in March 2011. How did I discover […]