What an incredible journey it has been over the past 25 years since breast cancer dragon boating began in Vancouver, Canada in 1996. Dr Don McKenzie’s belief that breast cancer survivors SHOULD participate in vigorous upper body exercise threw conventional medical thinking on its ear and look where we are now.
You can read about this amazing adventure in the book written by Michelle Hanton and Eleanor Nielson. This is a documented history from then till now, focusing primarily on the beginnings of the first team in each country.
25 Years of Breast Cancer Paddling using the tag line “Exercise as Medicine” which sits nicely alongside IBCPC mantra that “Exercise IS Medicine”.