NORWAY — The Maine Dragon Boat Club is teaming up with the Cancer Resource Center of Maine to promote breast cancer awareness.

The public is invited to gather from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Lakeside Norway’s boat dock, 61 Lake Road, to “paddle for a purpose” and “slay the dragon” in support of breast cancer awareness, by experiencing dragon boating in the club’s 20-person boat.

No experience is necessary for this free event, and all equipment is included.

Dragon boating is a fun, safe, worthwhile activity and has many health benefits for all who participate. There will be prizes for the person who wears the most pink, as well as giveaways and refreshments, according to a news release from Diane Madden, executive director of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine.

“Around the world, dragon boating has become a very popular group sport, especially among breast cancers survivors, as paddling builds upper body strength, which is believed to help decrease the risk of lymphedema, a side effect of cancer treatment that is not uncommon among breast cancer patients” said Sherri Otterson, president of the Maine Dragon Boat Club. “Next year, The Maine Dragon Boat Club plans to form a breast cancer survivor team and a cancer survivor team as there are Dragon Boating federations for both types of teams.”

To sign up and for more information, contact the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine at 207-890-0329 or



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