Breast of Friends Gala – April  2018

Guy’s Party Center, Akron

Proceeds from the Breast of Friends Gala support the activities of the Dragon Dream Team including our community outreach program Boatloads of Hope offering encouragement and inspiration to survivors and families during their breast cancer journey.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2018 Gala a success – we look forward to seeing you at this annual event in 2019!

Rubber Ducks Charity Begins at Home Features
the Dragon Dream Team – May 27th 

6:35 pm, Canal Park, Akron, Ohio

The Dragon Dream Team is once again the Rubber Ducks’ “Charity Begins at Home” featured charity at the Rubber Ducks game on May 27 at 6:35 pm. This will also be a special Breast Cancer Night at Canal Park. All breast cancer survivors and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-game parade around the warning track and receive special recognition on the field. The Dragon Dream Team will also have a kayak and stand-up-paddleboard raffle.  All proceeds from the raffle and from pre-sale tickets will help the team travel to Florence, Italy this summer to participate in the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission Dragon Boat Festival.

If you would like to order tickets, click here!

9th Annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival on the Niagara River – June 16, 2018

Buffalo, New York

Learn more about the festival here.

2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival – July 2018

Florence, Italy

The Dragon Dream Team is embarking on a thrilling journey! The “Olympics” of Dragon Boat racing will be held in July of 2018 in Florence, Italy, and the Dragon Dream Team will paddling with over 130 Breast Cancer Survivor teams from all over the world. Learn more about the festival here.

The team has set a goal of raising $125,000 to cover the cost of the trip to Florence. We invite you to make a tax deductible donation to help us achieve our dream. In appreciation, we will include your name on our “Dragon Dreams Come True” banner which will be displayed in Italy and on our Dragon Dream Team website. To make a donation, click here.

Dragons on the Lake Festival – July 28, 2018

Portage Lakes State Park, Akron

The festival is all about community, camaraderie and fun competition. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic 46-foot dragon boats. All registered teams receive a 60-minute dragon boat practice on the lake. All equipment (paddles, life vests, boats and a professional steerer) is provided. Proceeds from the Dragons on the Lake benefit the Dragon Dream Team and all team activities including “Boatloads of Hope” breast cancer outreach. Learn more about the festival here.

4th Annual Wheeling Dragon Boat Festival – August 25, 2018

Wheeling, West Virginia

Learn more about the festival here.

Dragon Dream Team members participate in many community cancer awareness and fundraising events, including the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the Komen Walk for the Cure and The Gathering Place’s Hope Walk.