Bundy Pink Bears girls Rhonda Stafford, Sheryl English, Sheila Ryan, Melody Watson and Elaine Eveille are raising funds for breast cancer awareness.
Bundy Pink Bears girls Rhonda Stafford, Sheryl English, Sheila Ryan, Melody Watson and Elaine Eveille are raising funds for breast cancer awareness. Max Fleet

Paddlers to be pretty in pink

A GROUP of dragon boat paddlers will be pretty in pink as they complete a 15km paddle to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Dressed in pink to mark the significance of the event, the Dragons Abreast group — who are all breast cancer survivors — will paddle from Lions Park, North Bundaberg, to the Port Marina.

The group decided to do the paddle, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, on Sunday, October 17.

Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club spokeswoman Sheryl English said all funds raised would go back into the group and to Dragons Abreast Australia.

Ms English said the group tried to push the message there was life after breast cancer.

“The paddle down the river is to celebrate a healthy lifestyle,” she said. “It’s not a race.”

The group hopes to raise $2000 from the sponsored paddle.

“People can come and support the girls at the Port Marina,” she said.

The group will have lunch, which breast cancer survivors are invited to attend.

“The Dragons Abreast is a group which gives support and camaraderie to others who have walked the same road,” Ms English said.

“People can come and try every Sunday at 7.45am at the Bundaberg Sailing Club.”

For more information on the local group, telephone on 0429 471 057. For general information, call 1300 889 566 or log on to .



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