Joann Warburton, of the Dragons Abreast breast cancer survivor group, encourages others to attend a come and try day.
Joann Warburton, of the Dragons Abreast breast cancer survivor group, encourages others to attend a come and try day. Mike Knott

Dragons boat racing for survivors

BREAST cancer survivors are urged to attend a come and try day tomorrow for the Bundaberg Dragons Abreast.

Dragons Abreast committee member Joann Warburton said it was a chance for breast cancer survivors to be involved in a sport and build their strength.

“You don't have to be sporty, I was never sporty before I began,” she said. “You don't have to be fantastically fit for it either.”

Dragons Abreast is hoping the come and try day tomorrow will build its team to full capacity.

“We have a large membership but only 12 active peddlers,” she said.

Ms Warburton became involved in the team after reading about it two years ago.

“It was a great way to get into sport and meet lots of people,” she said.

“Breast cancer is not something we talk about all the time, but we do support each other.

“We have social outings together and a good comaraderie between the members.”

People interested do not have to jump straight on board the boats.

“If there are people interested that don't feel they can participate on the boat, they can just come down for morning tea, but we are hoping to get people in the boats.”

The come and try day will take place at Bundaberg Sailing Club at Strathdee Road between 9am and 10.30am.



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