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Inspiring Hope

Illinois’ first breast cancer survivor Dragon Boat Team

We are taking on breast cancer.

» empowering survivors through dragon boating and community engagement
» educating about prevention, treatment, and life after diagnosis
» supporting research to find a cure

We are the Prairie Dragon Paddlers – Inspiring hope.


1 week ago

We had a great time at our Friends and Family Day today! We were joined by some members of the Illini 4000! Thank you for your support!

1 week ago

The first boat of guests is getting instruction before heading out!

1 week ago

Come join us today at Homer Lake for Friends and Family Day! It will be cool but dry! We will be set up inside the Salt Fork Center but feel free to bring lawn chairs to sit outside! We can’t wait to get people in the boat!

3 weeks ago

The other day I was sitting in my chair and realized that I have had a dragon boat on my side table these last 3 years! One of Steve's collection of dragons from Indonesia--the only one I will allow in the family room. Used to hate I love ... See more

4 weeks ago
Photos from Prairie Dragon Paddlers's post

Yet another gorgeous night with water like glass and another new paddler! Oh, and Bob, our local blue heron posing for us!

1 month ago
Photos from Prairie Dragon Paddlers's post

It was a beautiful summer morning to paddle and to welcome a new member!

1 month ago

Steve and I just went through 258 photos. We are setting up a website so you can download/print any you want. But it will take a few days to enlarge them, sort them, and post them. Will let you know when its set up.

1 month ago
GWN Dragon Boat

A short video from our flower ceremony Saturday taken by our wonderful steer!

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I had the honor to be part of the BCS Flower Ceremony at the GWN Chicago Dragonboat Festival yesterday. These ladies are truly an inspiration. #dragonboat #paddling #paddlesup #bcs #chinookpaddles ... See more