Our members have been on the journey that begins with the words "you have breast cancer".   Dragon boating with GoPink!DC is a life-affirming experience that brings hope and recovery to survivors and supporters.

GoPink!DC is the premiere and only dragon boat team in Washington, DC whose members are exclusively breast cancer survivors and female supporters.  The diagnosis of breast cancer -- either personally or of a loved one -- is our common bond. Paddling together in a twenty-person dragon boat has created a treasured sisterhood for our team, offering fitness, friendship, and fun.  Our members come from all walks of life including career women, moms, and retirees. We are proud members of a worldwide community of breast cancer survivors who have discovered the physical, emotional, and mental restorative benefits of the addictive sport of dragon boat paddling. Click here to be added to our contact list for announcements about races, special events, and other club information.

Breast cancer survivors and female supporters of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome to join GoPink!DC. Experience this electrifying sport that unites breast cancer survivors in celebrating life. Many women have identified it as a key factor in rebuilding their lives after cancer. While our on-the-water paddling season runs from late March through early November, we offer fitness and conditioning throughout the year. In addition to weekly practices, we participate in festivals and races locally, as well as in other venues in the eastern United States. Each time we paddle together, we realize that we are all winners. As we build or maintain our physical fitness, we also relish the rich and unique experiences in life.  Back on shore, we find time to cherish our friendship and sisterhood through a variety of social events.


By GoPink!DC Member Donna LaVerde, 
Righting My Boat" is a poetic look through the author's journey through breast cancer and divorce that will 
inspire anyone dealing with life's many challenges.  

      Proud Supporter of GoPink!DC

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