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Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Grants

Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors Dragon Boat Team_small.jpgEvery year The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region awards grants to over 20 breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams across the province.
 
The dragon boat movement for breast cancer survivors began in 1996 as the result of a groundbreaking study led by Dr. Don McKenzie, professor of sports medicine at the University of British Columbia.
 
Dr. McKenzie set out to investigate the link between upper body exercise and the development of lymphedema in women with breast cancer.
 
At the conclusion of the study, Dr. McKenzie found that despite rigorous repetitive upper-body exercise, which dragon boating required, no new cases of lymphedema occurred and none of the existing cases progressed. In addition, the women who participated showed a marked improvement in both physical and mental health.