The Dragons Abreast Festival: Get involved now


This October, try something new AND support a great cause at the same time.

Dragons Abreast Australia (DAA) is a national organisation made up of breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages and from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.  Through the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragonboat racing, the organisation raises awareness for breast cancer survivors.

Dragonboat racing is an aquatic sport in which a 12 metre long canoe-like boat, wide enough to sit 20 people, is raced – typically a sprint of 500 metres. Dragonboats feature the head and tail of a dragon, a mythological creature regarded by the Chinese as having dominion over the waters and exercising control over rainfall.

Last year, Macquarie University entered a joint team of students and staff, the “Macquarie Kong Fu Dragons”, and raised over $3000 for the event.

This year marks the ninth year of the event to be held at Darling Harbour. To get involved with the Macquarie team, contact Luke Cevolani and for more information about the event, visit the website.






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