Lighthouse Dragons


Our Mission: To promote a healthy, active lifestyle and provide organized opportunities for physical fitness, wellness education, and psycho-social empowerment among Breast Cancer Survivors and their supporters through the sport of dragon boating.

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Today and everyday we want to honor and thank all our veterans for their service to our country.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you to our Lighthouse Dragons veterans, Maria and Toby, and to all who served, for your service to our country!

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So proud of all of you! Way to go team💕💕

Awesome. 👌 you guys are amazing 👏👏👏

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You Can Do It Dragons💪🏼

Very exciting!

Good luck ladies 💕😘

Go for it!!!🐉❤🐉

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Beautiful!!!! Hope to be able to share the water with your great club soon!

What a beautiful paddling venue!

Beautiful!

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awesome !!!!!!

Looks like FUN!

Very cool!

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I am amazed and wow'd by your commitment to this challenge!

Holy smokes! This commitment to support X4CF 2020 is totally awesome.

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What an awesome night!

#warriorswearpink

Oh, what a night! 😃💪 Rockstar paddlers, all! 👍🏻Image attachment

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Awesome!!!!

#pinkstrong🚣

Our very own Lighthouse Dragons team member, Kelly Seitz, was Keynote speaker at this years 50 Shades of Pink Brunch. Great Job Kelly!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Fantastic!!

#pinkwarriors

Inktober/Pinktober Day-12 Dragon

“To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities “ Bruce Lee

Breast Cancer?...Enter the Dragon!
Dragon boating is the silver lining for many diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

As little as twenty years ago, breast cancer survivors were told not to do any strenuous exercise for fear of causing Lymphedema- an incurable swelling of the arm, brought about by surgeries and radiation.

A Canadian sports physiologist, Dr Don McKenzie questioned this logic, and designed an experiment which involved breast cancer survivors training and paddling in Dragon boats. His ground breaking study proved that repetitive, upper body exercise did not increase the risk of developing Lymphedema, and in fact the exercise had far more beneficial effects for breast cancer survivors. Lymph fluid was pumped away, muscles and bones were stronger. The women who participated became fitter and happier.

These very brave breast cancer survivors, defied the existing medical advice at the time and came out the other side changed women. They had enjoyed the activity, support and friendship of paddling together so much that they created the worlds first Breast Cancer survivors Dragon Boat team- “Abreast in A Boat. “

The fun, excitement and challenge of dragon boating for Breast Cancer survivors has now spread across the globe from Australia to Argentina, the Americas and Europe, to become a world wide phenomenon.

The pink paddlers race against Breast Cancer, will lead thousands to New Zealand in 2022 for the next International Breast Cancer Paddlers commission (IBCPC) participatory Dragon Boat Festival.

What if one opportunity could change your life? It can and it does.
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Join the fun Friday October 11th for Real Men Wear Pink. Event is free. 
#JupiterMedicalCenter

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We will be there, bike & all pinked out.

Join us Saturday at Town of Jupiter Fall Fest! 😃 Stop by the Lighthouse Dragons table - Paddles Up! 

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Inktober/Pinktober Day 1- RING
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The words “You have Breast Cancer” is the wake up call nobody wants to receive.
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RING, RING, RING, RING- Those four little words will be ringing in your ears for a very long time. Factor in alarm bells ringing, hands wringing and white noise and you just want to stick your fingers in your ears and yell no more!!
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But you can’t drown it out. The phone keeps ringing now. It becomes your frenemy- will it bring you good tidings or despair? Nerves are shot. You’re screening missed calls and avoiding answering machine messages at work from unknown phone numbers in the days following a blood test or scans. The day is spent fretting and trying to calm yourself as you wait to rush off to the fall-in-a-heap-privacy of your own home. Anxiety levels are through the roof!!
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It’s times like this that a ring and a chat from a friendly face can be music to your ears.
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Today is the first of October- the month which provides an opportunity to promote Breast Cancer awareness. Please ladies and Gentlemen #checkyourboobs. Become breast aware so you can notice changes, and detect anything unusual early. It could save your life
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Thank you for photos, Betsy Janik! 👍🏻💜Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful ladies ! Awesome 🦋

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It was an amazing day out in the water. I have not paddled with a bunch of newbies in a while. Their smiles, energy, and resilience is amazing! Thanks Coach!

Maria thanks for all the tips, your energy is contagious!!

You all rock ! ❤️ I’m still here for you lovely women ! ❤️

This was an aswesome experience!!

Wish I could have been there! Hope one day!

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Kickoff Breakfast 2020 Race for the Cure! Heidi Kirk, great job as Keynote Speaker! 💚

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Great job today Heidi!

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What a great night to be on the water! Thanks for letting us join you and good luck this weekend!

Kandyce Meierling

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Thanks for having us!!! It was so much fun(:

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2 months ago

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yay! you all are welcome to shelter in Sarasota if it comes to that!

Anyone want to walk by the beach in the morning? Sunny here.

Way to go all! Been thinkining about you!

Be safe!!

We need your help!
We are looking for a new home for our dragon boat team. For over 4 years, Lighthouse Dragons have enjoyed paddling on the beautiful waters in Jupiter, thanks to the generous support of so many in our community. We are now losing our home due to development in the area, and need your help in finding us a new place for our breast cancer survivors and supporters to paddle.

If you know of any places in Palm Beach County or Martin County that would make a good home for our team of breast cancer survivors and supporters, PLEASE message us or send an email to LighthouseDragons@gmail.

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3 months ago

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Riviera Marina?!?

Jupiter Pointe Paddling

Stephen Wigal any suggestions?

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3 months ago

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Thank you girls for representing all of us. Sorry I couldn’t join you.

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Hey there. I was one of the people singing for the Flower Ceremony with Bonnie Aharonian. Sorry we didn't "connect" with you, as my dad Jack Blanchard was up from Jupiter - he lives right near the lighthouse. 💜

Great quartet to represent Lighthouse Dragons !!💜

Beautiful picture!! ❤️❤️❤️

Glad you had a fun time!

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Great paddle tonight thanks for coaching and steering Jim even though those strokers gave u a hard time lol

Our hearts and prayers are with our Dragon Boat Colombia sisters in Panama today as they participate in their first dragon boat festival. #CatalinaStrong

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Catalina was coaching Team Dragon Boat Colombia today from heaven at the race in Panama and the flower ceremony was dedicated to her. #Catalinastrong

Survivors in Sync with you also♥️

May our angel Catalina guide their every stroke to kick some serious ass out there!!! 😘❤️💪🐉

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#tuffgalstowstrong🚣

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved dragon boat sister, Catalina Palacio. When Catalina joined Lighthouse Dragons in late 2016, she was full of energy and love for dragon boating and especially our breast cancer mission. So much so, that she saw a vision to bring dragon boating to the breast cancer survivors in her home country, and a year later, Dragonboat Colombia was formed in Cartagena. She was a visionary, always positive and energetic, in love with life and the people she met. Her energy and smile was contagious, always bringing out the best in each of us.
We will certainly miss you, Captain Catalina.

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What a beautiful tribute. I wasn't part of your Dragon boat family but enjoyed hearing about your wonderful group! Such a tragedy! Hard to believe. Dragon Boat gave her such joy!

So sorry to learn about Catalina's passing. My condolences to family, friends and the incredible Dragonboat Women!

So Sorry for the Loss of your Lovely Dragon Boat Sister, Prayers for the Family🙏🏽

For all of Catalina’s family and friends, please accept my wife’s and my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a wonderful woman. The world was truly made a better place by this woman. 🙏

Tina, Steve and I are so sorry to learn about her passing. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her, we know what a good friend she was to you. You and she will be in our prayers. 😢🙏

Vienna Pink Dragons are sending their deepest condolences. These are very sad news. Our captain Svenja had the privilege of meeting Catalina in Florence, the time together was to short!❤️

Tiki ELvy y yo te recordaremos ya que fueron muchos los momentos felices en nuestra orimaria en Cosafa y travez de los años no nos perdimos descansa en la corte celesrial

No tuve ese honor de conocerla.pero este dónde este.gracias por ayudar a todas estas mujeres para poder afrontar y salir adelante en su lucha diaria contra esta terrible enfermedad. D.Q.S

Tina... so sorry for the loss of Catalina. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. 🙏

Heartfelt condolences. She was an inspiration for sure.

Oh my Tina! I'm so sorry for your loss! I know you loved your dear friend Catalina..saying a prayer for her and for you❤

That is a beautiful tribute!!! I am so deeply sorry for your loss sending you love!!

So sorry for your loss.

Sweet sleep buddy. Condolences to the family and dear friends. This disease continues to rob Of of such wonderful humans. Hate cancer with a passion 🙏🏼🌷💕

She was a ray of sunshine ☀️

I am so sorry to hear this. She was such a wonderful lady.

So sorry for your loss. Survivors in Sync

So sorry for your loss.

SIS sends our deepest condolences. Our hearts go out to all of you as you remember your beloved Catalina. She was an extraordinary woman.

Dios la tenga en su santa gloria y brille para ella la luz perpetua 🙏

Catalina Palacio para mí fuiste una mujer admirable y que nunca se rindió te estrañare muchisimo

Condolencias para toda la familia. Q.e.p.d. Cata

So so sorry to hear this:(

Mis sentidas condolencias a su familia y su gran amiga Tina. Catica siempre vivirá en nuestro corazón QPDS

Sorry for your loss Condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

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Lighthouse Dragons team members are looking forward to the New Zealand 2022 IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations! Proud of you!

Yay!! So proud of you all!! Congratulations!

Congrats lighthouse dragons.

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4 months ago

Race on!

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Go Dragons👏🏼😎

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GO TEAM!!!🐉☀️

Go team go !! 😃

Our dragons are getting ready to race at Eaton’s Beach in the morning!

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Good luck. Wishing you lots of fire breathing dragon energy

See y'all there. Safe travels up to Weirsdale.

Everyone Rocks !! Good luck 💪❤️

Hope you have good conditions

Seee you there!!!

Good luck everyone!

Good luck all♥️

Love this!!!

Have fun!

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Tonight we celebrated our team mate Scott’s successful Crossing for the Cure. Scott paddled 80 miles across the gulf stream at last week’s Crossing for the Cure in support of Cystic Fibrosis. His challenge to us is to form and train our own relay team to join him in next year’s crossing. Challenge accepted!
#InspireEveryBreath

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How cool!! So sorry I wasn’t able to join! I heard about the crossing, but didn’t know it had already taken place - way to go, Scott!!! Sound like fun, though I’d probably also prefer kayaking.

Congratulations Scott! Great speech!! Such a beautiful dinner celebration for your amazing accomplishment!

Congratulations Scott! What a wonderful accomplishment. I’m in for that relay 100%!

Thanks and Congratulations Scott! Your speech was very inspirational! I’m in for the relay but I would prefer to kayak rather than paddle board.

Awesome! I would’ve joined you but had a previous engagement.

Congrats 🎈 Scott that was amazing 😉

Congrats Scott!

Sorry I missed this, congratulations Scott and I'm in for the challenge 😁

Great job Scott

Amazing accomplishment!!!!!!

Congratulations Scott!

Congrats Scott👏

Can't wait to start training!!!

I’m in for the relay! 😃👍🏻

Wow!!!

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Evening paddles are the best! Great crew, beautiful skies.

Looking awesome!!

Who is the cat in the hat in the back?😂🤔

#rowingpinkstrong🚣

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It was a great time. Thank you everyone for your patience with us newbies today.

Hard to believe they’re first timers. Looking strong; looking good!

Looking mighty fine👍

Want to join!!!

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Thank you for sharing- much love from Australia 💕💕💕

I want the hammock position!

me too

Wishing all the Dads a very Happy Father’s Day from Lighthouse Dragons.

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Thank you. ❤️

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WooHoo! Congratulations ❤️

Congratulations!!

Congrats Scott!!

Congrats to Scott. #paddlestrong

Saweet!!

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Crossing For A Cure
Waiting for Scott Zednek to reach the finish line crossing from Bimini to Lake Worth - paddling for Piper’s Angels and Lighthouse Dragons.

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Wish i can be part of you guys, i am a cancer survivor, looks like a fun thing! Still in good shape, 5 yrs, ok, with full body scan, think i can qualify? 👍😻

This just in from our very own Scott Zednek who is in Bimini and will begin his 80 mile journey tomorrow morning to Florida on his paddle board. Join us in wishing a safe journey to Scott and all the other incredible folks who will be Crossing for a Cure.
Good luck Scott! 

Hi All,
A big THANK YOU to all who donated and offered kind words of encouragement!  We hit the fundraising goal and now Im hitting the water very soon.

Please visit the www.crossingforacure.com website or download the app Crossing for a Cure to track my journey across the Gulfstream that begins midnight Friday in Bimini, Bahamas.

We anticipate landing at the Lake Worth Pier sometime between 3 and 6 PM Saturday.

I have a great support boat and crew that will make this a safe journey.

Cheers!!!

Scott

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Good luck Scott! See you on the other side!

Good luck Scott. Thanks for doing this!

Paddles up at 12:30am, Scott is well on his way!

Good Luck and Good Paddling

Good luck 🍀

10am position. Go Scott!

Good luck!

Good luck Scott Zednek!

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Great workout tonight!Image attachment

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I had a blast! I need to start using Mellow Mondays to practice technique and build stamina so I don't poop out so quickly at Wednesday/Saturday practice. Thank so much LHD for having Mellow Mondays! Love you guys and gals!

#rowpinktough🚣

Two boats out paddling this morning. With our race ready boat is getting prepared for next month’s race, our non racers worked on their technique. Great workout for all!Image attachmentImage attachment
We are celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day, Jupiter Medical Center, it’s a celebration of life!Image attachment

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JMC is sooooo good to us! <3 I love JMC!! <3

Looking lovely, ladies. I'm celebrating with you.

I had a great time! Made some new friends and learned a lot about what Jupiter Medical Center offers for cancer patients!

Sorry I missed it this year. Last year was pretty special, remember Debbie?? 💖

So sorry I missed you guys, I was painting a tile at the Lynn Cancer Institute. One of my kids decided to dedicate his tile to the team!

How can you join this group, I am a breast cancer survivor so far for four years, i’am 76yrs old, really thought i was to old! To join! Would like more info plz!

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Cancer survivors luncheon today at Good Samaritan Medical Center, celebrating all survivors!Image attachment

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Great celebration with you girls! 💜 Inspiring stories for sure 👍🏻😊

Love you ALL ... and SO glad to know you ALL. ❤️

Good to see you.Enjoy the Summer👏🏼❤️

So sorry I missed seeing you all!! Hope it was inspirational!! ❤️❤️

It was great seeing you there! Sisters who lift each other up..strong bonds!

Good to see you again Debbie.

Looking good gals ❤️

Awesome!!

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6 months ago

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May the Lord bless United States of America amen

This is how we do it on a beautiful Saturday morning....dragon stretch!Image attachmentImage attachment

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It was a great run. Today's workout is helping me build my stamina. Thanks Coach Toby!

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6 months ago

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Donegal Dragons ❤️

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Thanks. Betsy and. Cindy !! U all were great captains on are madian voyage ! John sndi had an awesome experience ! 🚣‍♀️🏅

You look fantastic!

That’s my dear husband 😘

This is what it feels like to be racing in a dragon boat!

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Love this pic Laura!! You look great

Totally agree this should be on the program when we talk about racing love this picture it says it all excitement determination and fun

❤❤❤ awesome capture of our ultimate dragonette!

You rock my friend!! WooHoo!!

I love this picture!

Great picture

Love that paddle!

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I’m so proud of my beautiful ladies !!! WooHoo!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

So much fun. Thanks everyone. Had a great time.

Proud of you gurlz!

Well done team!!! Xx

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Awesome 😎

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A little warm up tonight before our race day tomorrow.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Good luck on your first race of the year lighthouse!! I know you all will do great.

Paddles Up 👍

GOOD LUCK!!

Go Dragons

Perfect evening for pre race practice, lots of strong and determined paddlers going out for their very first dragon boat race. So exciting!

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For more information please contact LighthouseDragons@gmail.com

Lighthouse Dragons, Inc.

5500 Military Trail, Suite 22-206, Jupiter, FL 33458

Our heartfelt thank you to our Survivor Sponsor!