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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.

Happenings

2 weeks ago

Welcome to C-U Illini 4 K on your travels through the US raising money for cancer! Thanks for sponsoring us! 💕

2 weeks ago
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Going through treatment for cancer is never something we want to do and is never easy. It takes a village of family, caretakers, and friends to see us through to the other side. But life does go on, we do get stronger, and sometimes we find the most ... See more

1 month ago
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Learning safe and effective techniques both off the water and on...dragon boating never gets old! Day one of training is in the books thanks to our Task Master and our Schedule Whisperer! With Dragon Boat Training and Sarah Demmon

1 month ago
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Our small but mighty group of Paddlers at the Illinois Marathon 5K tonight! #getfittopaddle

1 month ago
Women's Business Council of Champaign County

Thanks to Women’s Business Council for their hospitality!

At today's luncheon we heard from Kelly and Vanessa from Prairie Dragon Paddlers. This group of amazing women have a mission to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of breast cancer survivors by promoting wellness through dragon ... See more

2 months ago
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It is here at last! Season 3 is officially under way! Welcoming newbies and getting our paddles wet for the first time on a beautiful, but chilly, morning!

2 months ago
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This past week, 4 Paddlers from PDP attended a week long training camp in Florida! This photo is at the end of a 2k race- look at the determination, and Look at those PDP paddles! The week also included a *10* mile paddle on Thursday! What a ... See more

2 months ago
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A sneak peak of a little dragon fun last night! Join us at the Sing for the Health of It event tomorrow night to see the finished product in person!

2 months ago
Prairie Dragon Paddlers

Congratulations to our top 10 finalists!
Anastasia Shawback
Jessica and Caitlin Elliott
Cassidy Hinkle
Jan Ruffner
Jon Seeley
Lora Hardesty
Michele Smith
Ranae Wilson
Robert King
Christina and Mark Radi

To see these amazing singers perform LIVE, ... See more