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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3 days ago

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Evening paddles are the best!
#DragonBoatJupiter #SunsetPaddle
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Ladies you all looked amazing!

#tuffgalrockpink💪

6 days ago

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Couldn’t ask for a more perfect day for first timers to enjoy paddling with us. Waters are clear and warm, sun is shining and we are on the water for our introduction to dragon boating session. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well done everyone 💕

Great morning. Thank you all.

So much fun. Ty.

Sorry to be missing it.

6 days ago

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The end of daylight savings time has not stopped our evening paddles. Lights on, smooth waters, paddles up! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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A gorgeous sunrise during this weekend's morning practice session. It is truly a gift for us to wake up to this incredible activity on such beautiful waters.
We always welcome new paddlers who would like to join us on the dragon boat and be part of our amazing team. Please message us here if you are interested or email us at LighthouseDragons@gmail.com.
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Hi Malou! We are having a beginner practice November 10 at 8:00 a.m. at Jupiter Lighthouse Park. Let us know if you can come and your e-mail, and we’ll send you more information. 🙂

Will you be having a beginner practice soon? Waiting to try, got rained out earlier this fall

3 weeks ago

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From Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties our Lighthouse Dragons are Making Strides to End Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Society. Three separate walks, one goal. Spreading awareness and raising money to end breast cancer. #EndBreastCancer #MakingStrides ... See MoreSee Less

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Supporting and celebrating our Pink Warriors! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Come out and join in the celebration as two of our very own Lighthouse Dragons will be introduced as Pink Warriors for 2019!Where are you going to eat and drink next Thursday for Downtowns Go Pink?🍹https://komensouthflorida.org/bcam-promotions/ 🍻
Restaurants and stores all along each avenue in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter will become destination hotspots by giving a percentage of sales back to Komen South Florida to help raise funds for local life-saving breast cancer programs and research to find a cure.
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Come out and join in the celebration as two of our very own Lighthouse Dragons will be introduced as Pink Warriors for 2019!

 

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Thanks so much for sharing Lighthouse Dragons SOS! Hope to see many of your team members there next Thursday evening. 🐲🛶

Congratulations to you and Pat. Wish I could make it but I work Thursday nights. Enjoy and celebrate!

If anyone plans on coming let me know - we can add you to the list for the VIP party from 5-6 on the rooftop of Bravo! Text or call me! 💕

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Race Day!
Greetings from Orlando. Our dragons are awakening and we are heading to the festival. Although Red Tide and inclement weather have kept us from recent practices in Jupiter, we are strong, confident and ready to race! We will be introducing some of our newest team members to the dragon boat racing experience as well as meeting old friends and new! Paddles Up!
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1 month ago

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It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.

- Confucius
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It’s tradition to trade team shirts when we participate in very special events, and the launch of Dragon Boat Colombia was certainly special. Here's our team members, Liz, Martisa and Susan, before and after their trade! #PayingItForward #BreastCancerInternationalOutreach ... See MoreSee Less

It’s tradition to trade team shirts when we participate in very special events, and the launch of Dragon Boat Colombia was certainly special. Heres our team members, Liz, Martisa and Susan, before and after their trade! #PayingItForward #BreastCancerInternationalOutreachImage attachment

 

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Fabulous girls! Which I could have joined you! Priceless experience & great unity in the community!💜💗💜

This ladies are awesome!! My new awesome dragon friends.

#tuffgalswearpink

1 month ago

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This illustration from one of our dragon boat sisters in pink from Australia. Very inspiring!Inktober Pinktober- Day 2- Tranquility

"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. "

A diagnosis of Breast Cancer unleashes a wild, howling, tempest of emotions. Whilst you can never entirely escape physically or emotionally from these gloomy clouds- looking for the silver lining and finding unexpected calm in the chaos can bring you a real sense of peace and happiness.

My silver lining has been dragon boating. Last year, I helped form a new Dragons Abreast dragon boat club for Breast Cancer survivors. We paddle for fun, friendship, fitness and recovery. Paddling on the healing waters with others from all over the world -who've survived the same storm as me- has given me a real sense of balance.

Find something you love, something crazy, something you've always wanted to do and go for it- What have you got to lose?- hopefully stress and anxiety 💕
#dragonsabreast
#breastcancerrecovery
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This illustration from one of our dragon boat sisters in pink from Australia. Very inspiring!

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A beautiful photo of our Lighthouse all lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. We look towards it’s light as our beacon of hope as we paddle our dragon boat home after each of our practices. Thank you for the awesome photo William Leonard!
#JupiterLughthouse #FindTheCure #BreastCancerLighting for Awareness oct 5 & 6 for Breast Cancer. Sharing a beautiful photo from William A Leonard. #breastcancer. #cure #health #jupiterlighthouse
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A beautiful photo of our Lighthouse all lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. We look towards it’s light as our beacon of hope as we paddle our dragon boat home after each of our practices. Thank you for the awesome photo William Leonard!
#JupiterLughthouse #FindTheCure #BreastCancer

 

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Beautiful

From a Survivor-thank you for Lighting up PINK!! 💕💕

Attending the Jupiter Medical Center Living with Breast Cancer Support group last night was our very own 2018 Pink Warrior Pat, sharing her story in the Florida Weekly Newspaper. Pat was featured as part of the Pink Chair Project, sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center, honoring breast cancer survivors and their stories throughout our community. Look for Pat's Pink Chair in the month of October at the Jupiter Community Center. ... See MoreSee Less

Attending the Jupiter Medical Center Living with Breast Cancer Support group last night was our very own 2018 Pink Warrior Pat, sharing her story in the Florida Weekly Newspaper. Pat was featured as part of the Pink Chair Project, sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center, honoring breast cancer survivors and their stories throughout our community. Look for Pats Pink Chair in the month of October at the Jupiter Community Center.

 

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You look so happy and congrats

Pat, you look beautiful! Congratulations on the article. Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me.

Awesome great job

Happy photo!

Congratulations!

Congrats, Pat!

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#tuffgalswearpink

What an inspiration is Jacqui Woods Kapinowski! We were so honored to have her visit our team 😀💪
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WooHoo!

Thank you so much ladies!!!!

#tuffgalsrockpink

1 month ago

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Such great team memories of our fun times at the Jupiter Outdoor Center. Our team has grown so much, our name has changed, our location has changed, but the fun is still here!
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This is a fabulous project bringing light to personal survivor stories of hope, courage and survivorship throughout our community in a unique and inspiring way. You can find several of our own Lighthouse Dragons team member's chairs around our town!
Thank you Jupiter Medical Center for this fun way to spread awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!Jupiter Medical Center and the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center are proud to present the Pink Chair Project! During the month of October, we are launching a campaign to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about breast health.

The project features chairs decorated by breast cancer survivors themselves or with the help of volunteer artists. These designs reflect the inspiration that helped them navigate through their diagnosis and treatment. The chairs will be displayed across the community in shops, restaurants, hotels, museums and more. We can't wait to share with you all of their wonderful stories and designs! To learn more about the project, click here: bit.ly/2OkW8Lh
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This is a fabulous project bringing light to personal survivor stories of hope, courage and survivorship throughout our community in a unique and inspiring way. You can find several of our own Lighthouse Dragons team members chairs around our town! 
Thank you Jupiter Medical Center for this fun way to spread awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

A heart filled thank you to our newest Pink Ribbon Sponsor, Schanel and Associates! ... See MoreSee Less

A heart filled thank you to our newest Pink Ribbon Sponsor, Schanel and Associates!

 

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Martha....that name sounds familiar!! 😜x

Thank you, Martha!!🌺

Thanks!!!

Thank you Schanel & Associates, it really means a lot.

Thank you so much!!! 😘💕⭐️

Awesome! Many thanks Schanels

Thank u Martha 💕

Thank you!

💕 Thank you! 💕

Thank you!

Thank you Schanel and Associates!

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Great race day at Synergy Dragon Boat Racing Series in Hollywood, Florida. Gorgeous weather, wonderful friends and the perfect ending with our BCS team bringing home the gold! ... See MoreSee Less

Great race day at Synergy Dragon Boat Racing Series in Hollywood, Florida. Gorgeous weather, wonderful friends and the perfect ending with our BCS team bringing home the gold!

 

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My mom is a breast cancer survivor, God bless you all!!

Tremendous

I’m so proud of you all ❤️❤️ A wonderful group of amazing strong and resultant women ❤️❤️❤️

Great job - congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations!!!

Wahoo!!

Congrats, that’s awesome!

Congrats!!! 👚👩🏾‍🎤🧞‍♀️👩‍❤️‍👩🎀

Congratulations 🎉

Fantastic! Congrats ladies ✌🏼💪🏼👊🏼👏🏼💦

Congrats

Well done, ladies!

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2 months ago

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RACE DAY TODAY!
For many of us, today is our very first dragon boat race. This is our first heat of the day, looks like our training has paid off!

Photo courtesy of Ravi Brammer
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RACE DAY TODAY!
For many of us, today is our very first dragon boat race. This is our first heat of the day, looks like our training has paid off!

Photo courtesy of Ravi Brammer

 

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Come to cpk for broward fierce fighters fundraiser

Hoping a newbie session soon

2 months ago

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All sunsets are beautiful. Especially the ones witnessed in a boat during your last dragon boat practice before race day! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Whoa! This is awesome ladies! ❤️

2 months ago

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We took an aim at Breast Cancer last night and produced some really cute chairs. Thank you Jupiter Medical Center for the fun time! ... See MoreSee Less

We took an aim at Breast Cancer last night and produced some really cute chairs. Thank you Jupiter Medical Center for the fun time!Image attachment

We are extremely proud of our team members Pat Thasan and Kelly Seitz who were chosen as Susan G. Komen Florida Pink Warriors. Here they are getting ready for their photo shoot looking very glamorous! ... See MoreSee Less

We are extremely proud of our team members Pat Thasan and Kelly Seitz who were chosen as Susan G. Komen South Florida Pink Warriors. Here they are getting ready for their photo shoot looking very glamorous!

 

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Pat and Kelly are going to do an incredible job representing Lighthouse Dragons SOS this year as Warriors In Pink!

It's so wonderful to see these two beautiful ladies spotlighted in the community! We are lucky enough to know they are not only beautiful on the outside but they radiate beauty from inside too. Love you Pat and Kelly!

Love our Strong, Brave, Beautiful Warrior Teammates!! <3

Thanks so much everyone!! It’s a great honor and extra special to share it with my awesome teammate! 💝

So proud of you both, my fellow Warriors in Pink 💕

Congrats!

Congratulations to you ladies and Welcome to the Group.👏🏼💕

Congrats Kelly and Pat go pink warriors!🎉

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2 months ago

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A poem for all of the brave women who have fought for their lives and chose to celebrate life with a paddle...

IN THE ARENA
“It is not the critic who counts;
not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
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The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
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but she who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends herself in a worthy cause;
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who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that her place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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Thank you Jupiter Medical Center for hosting this fabulous Pink Chair Painting Party, and Lighthouse Art Center for the wonderful space and creative guidance. Pink chairs are all being painted by local Breast Cancer Survivors and will be on display all throughout the community during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. #PinkChairProject #BreastCancerAwareness ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Our Dragons were well represented and had lots of tun at last night's American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off Event for Martin County. ... See MoreSee Less

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Three years ago our friend and team mate Crystal Dawn represented our Dragon Boat team at the Roger Dean Stadium by throwing out the first pitch of the game. Crystal’s smile and passion for life was contagious, inspiring each of us to make every moment count. Crystal was only with us a short time before she passed at but her memory will be in our hearts forever.
Crystal Dawn Jurek
SEPTEMBER 19, 1976 – NOVEMBER 4, 2016
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Three years ago our friend and team mate Crystal Dawn represented our Dragon Boat team at the Roger Dean Stadium by throwing out the first pitch of the game. Crystal’s smile and passion for life was contagious, inspiring each of us to make every moment count. Crystal was only with us a short time before she passed at but her memory will be in our hearts forever. 
Crystal Dawn Jurek
SEPTEMBER 19, 1976 – NOVEMBER 4, 2016

 

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Carrying the torch 🔥 for the departed

So sorry for your loss. Survivors in Sync

3 months ago

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Awesome “Mellow Monday” paddle - with an added bonus of meeting Jay and his adorable therapy dogs from Paws for Compassion 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It was a fabulous night on the water, we were thrilled to make new friends and meet Jay and his dogs! Great fun!

So fun! Thank you all!

3 months ago

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Our dragons just can't get enough of the water! After three practices on the dragon boats this week in Jupiter,, they are paddling again today at the St Lucie Inlet Preserve. Our dragons are always having fun! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Nice! Looks like you all had a great day! 🌞

Can’t wait to join you on Saturday

#flameon #lighthousedragons

3 months ago

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Such a beautiful evening paddle tonight - Coach Kim Swan and Steer Cynde Flora did a great job with race practices and endurance drills. Paddles up! ... See MoreSee Less

Such a beautiful evening paddle tonight - Coach Kim Swan and Steer Cynde Flora did a great job with race practices and endurance drills. Paddles up!Image attachment

3 months ago

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Our Lighthouse Dragons team mate Susan D demonstrates some very basic commands and techniques on this video that was produced to help our newest BCS sisters in Cartagena, Colombia.

Dragon Boat Colombia
En el Dragon Boat , ilustrado por una amiga para todas aquellas que quieran aprender lo basico
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Nice job Susan Deacon

Great info!

Way to go BCS Columbia and our very own Susan Deacon!!

Awesome Susan Deacon!!!😎🐉

Way to go, Susan Deacon! 👍🏻

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3 months ago

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Such an awesome Monday night paddle with Laura Ham doing a great job as practice leader and Reina Ramos as steer 🙂. We had a few terrific newbies and all enjoyed the evening! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks everyone it was great night out on the water

Beautiful evening on the water. Thanks all!♥️

Nice!

#pinkpowergals💪

3 months ago

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Finding your way through a cancer journey is a tough process. One that spends a lot of time focusing on healing your body and may not leave enough time to spend on caring for your mind. Journaling is a great way to take care of your mind and soul through a difficult time. There are so many ways to journal and no way is wrong. You can try art journaling, gratitude journaling or even steam-of-conscious writing where you essentially just write down everything and anything that comes to mind, unstructured and uninhibited. Take time to express your emotions in a healthy and constructive way to aid in your healing process. If you find journaling leaves you more upset than relived please seek professional help through a social worker or healthcare professional. bit.ly/JMCCancerCare ... See MoreSee Less

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Huge turnout for our Introduction to Dragon Boating session today. The dragons are on fire 🔥🐉 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great morning!!! Felt awesome! Needed my dragon fix.

Looking like fun. One Saturday in September I will visit

3 months ago

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Expanding our horizons on Outrigger Canoes, aka OC's. Thank you to Lanakila Iki Outrigger Club for extending the opportunity to our dragons to learn more about OC paddling! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a great experience and fun day! So glad I was able to learn about and try out OC paddling. Really great group - knowledgeable, friendly, and patient!

Let me know when u go again

3 months ago

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Sharing our story with the community National Night out at Roger Dean Stadium.Image attachment

 

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Great job ladies !!!

3 months ago

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Thank you for photos taken from Guanabana’s, Linda Brown! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mellow Monday Night Paddle! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great paddle. Thanks all♥️

Loved the mellow Monday. Good endurance. 😁

3 months ago

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Has it really been one month already?#OnThisDay one month ago: the opening ceremony of #FlorenceBCS2018 💕 tag yourself if you were there!

📸 Antonella Tomassi
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Has it really been one month already?

 

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#tuffgalswearpink

3 months ago

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August 5th | National Friendship Day

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love - Hubert H. Humphrey
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Two boatloads of fun today!
Sunrise individual skills training before we launched, then off to a great practice. Skills, drills, thrills, we had it all today!
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Awesome photos!! Miss you all in the boat!

Great pictures and we had a great practice!!☀️🐉

Great pictures! Beautiful morning and practice!

This spectacular view is totally worth getting up early on a Saturday! If you’d like to try dragon boating we have a beginner’s practice next Saturday (Aug 11th). No experience required!
Thank you Colleen H for this fabulous photo!
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This spectacular view is totally worth getting up early on a Saturday! If you’d like to try dragon boating we have a beginner’s practice next Saturday (Aug 11th). No experience required!
Thank you Colleen H for this fabulous photo!

4 months ago

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PBC Parks and Recreation
“Rowing towards the sunset,” #LoveFL views in #ThePalmBeaches at #pbcparks! — at Burt Reynolds Park
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Two boats out this morning after a night filled with storms that lasted close to launch time. But the weather cleared and we had a fabulous practice led by our two awesome coaches. And it’s always fun to catch up after practice for breakfast, team talk and hugs. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great practice today. Everyone paddling hard. So glad we are not losing our one and only Kimmie

Great pictures. Fantastic paddle and meeting! 🛶🙂🛶

4 months ago

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Thank you Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for your support and sponsorship!

4 months ago

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Our dragons taking some fabulous detours along the way. Each of us has a unique story and each has traveled a different path to become a Lighthouse Dragon. Our breast cancer journey led us to one another, to a place where we find sisterhood and wellness and now we are embarking on this incredible adventure to Florence, Italy to paddle in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival!
Like our breast cancer journey, many of us will be taking a different path to get to the festival, so many exciting adventures along the way. For most of us this will be the first festival of it's kind, for many of us trip abroad, and for all of us we will be making memories to last a lifetime.
Over the next few days we will be arriving in Florence, but along the way, there are many paths to get there.
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Love following all of you!

Have a great time ladies!!

I love it....you all are really taking advantage of this trip over the pond!!

A diagnosis of breast cancer when caught early, can improve long term survival in most cases. But what happens when years later, the cancer reappears in other parts of our body? That is called Metastatic Disease, and it is, in fact Stage IV Breast Cancer, and although there are many treatment options out there, currently this is no cure.
So when our team mates, Debbie in late 2015 and Lisette in early 2017, had to face the fact that their cancer spread past their breast and into their bones and other parts of their body, needless to say they were terrified.
In March 2016, Debbie participated in a dragon boat race with 7 breast cancer survivor teams, and met several women who were not only still living, but thriving and paddling, 5,10 or even 15 years past their Stage IV diagnosis, and it gave her hope! And when her team mate Lisette was also diagnosed a year later, it wasn't so scary for her. Says Lisette "Because I have Debbie walking this path with me, and she was diagnosed one year before me, it's not so scary for me, it 'normalizes' it for me, and gives me a peer and someone who can really empathize and understand."
So now here are Lisette and Debbie walking the path together along the Arno River in Florence, Italy getting ready to paddle in the largest women's sporting event in the world, and one dedicated to inspiring women just like them, Breast Cancer Thrivers!

Photo: Courtesy of Ravi Brammer
Getting to Italy courtesy of a great support system, fabulous medical teams and our relentless positive attitude.
"Never Stop Trying. Never Stop Believing. Never Give Up!"

Jupiter Medical Center Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, Florence Italy
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A diagnosis of breast cancer when caught early, can improve long term survival in most cases. But what happens when years later, the cancer reappears in other parts of our body? That is called Metastatic Disease, and it is, in fact Stage IV Breast Cancer, and although there are many treatment options out there, currently this is no cure. 
So when our team mates, Debbie in late 2015 and Lisette in early 2017, had to face the fact that their cancer spread past their breast and into their bones and other parts of their body, needless to say they were terrified. 
In March 2016, Debbie participated in a dragon boat race with 7 breast cancer survivor teams, and met several women who were not only still living, but thriving and paddling, 5,10 or even 15 years past their Stage IV diagnosis, and it gave her hope! And when her team mate Lisette was also diagnosed a year later, it wasnt so scary for her. Says Lisette Because I have Debbie walking this path with me, and she was diagnosed one year before me, its not so scary for me, it normalizes it for me, and gives me a peer and someone who can really empathize and understand.
So now here are Lisette and Debbie walking the path together along the Arno River in Florence, Italy getting ready to paddle in the largest womens sporting event in the world, and one dedicated to inspiring women just like them, Breast Cancer Thrivers! 

Photo: Courtesy of Ravi Brammer
Getting to Italy courtesy of a great support system, fabulous medical teams and our relentless positive attitude. 
Never Stop Trying. Never Stop Believing. Never Give Up!

Jupiter Medical Center Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, Florence Italy

 

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Outstanding courage. Your lives provide inspiration that gives me pause. Makes me count my every blessing , salute you and of course, add You to my daily prayer intentions. Paddles up, strong women!

LOVE you lady warriors!!! 😘💃

Love you Lisette Usborne!!! So glad you have this wonderful support!!!!

Love the story of your journey together. Such an inspiration to all of us. Love my bench buddy Lisette❤️😎

You are both so inspirational to me. Thanks. I love you.

Two awesome ladies!!♥️♥️

These ladies are my inspiration to live my best life each and every day without exception!

Amazing women

I am sharing this incredible post on oceans of pink.

You both are such an inspiration ❤️❤️

Never give up, never stop trying. I salute you ladies xxx

True princess warriors.

What a wonderful story! I am delighted to have been part of the whole Florence dream, as one of the Lagan Dragons team from Northern Ireland. Go, girls!

Your all so strong and amazing ladies! God bless everything single one of you.

Sharing such an amazing journey is a great gift. Thanks blessings and love🙏🏼👏🏼💕

Truly inspirational! Debbie has been there for me & so many others & we all appreciate her!! You go girls - you’re both amazing, as are all of your Dragon Boat sisters!!💕💕

wish I knew who their Drs are.:)

Bravo! You are an inspiration!

You both inspire us all. Love. Love. 💕💕💕

Love you Lisette, keep fighting and smiling. Xx good luck ladies xx

Love you 😘 ladies

Such amazing ladies love to all xx

God bless

Just love your zest for life which is so precious when in a battle such as yours, sending oodles of love and admiration to you all xx

I am very happy to see you both in Florence.

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4 months ago

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United we paddle (Lighthouse Dragons SOS & Heart & Soul) race pictures from Race 2 where we won our heat in the 500 meter race. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Fantastic 2 teams in one = major winners!!!! 🐉🐉🐉

4 months ago

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Taste and See South Florida
Here are some things you probably didn't know about the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
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Fran McGill, we miss Ocean Trail and the lighthouse. Thanks for posting this.

My favorite place. Been going there since I was a little girl. Don't know if I can make it up those stairs now, though.

KatelynWilson.

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Congratulations to Knot A Breast! For the third successive time, the Hamilton-based Knot A Breast team has won the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission's International Festival. Well done!
And Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this historic event, we are all winners!
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Great to see you Debbie Brooks and Toby Cline!!!! Great pics!!!!!!🐲❤️💫

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One of the pictures taken by our team photographer Ravi Brammer that captures the true spirit of the IBCPC Festival. Captain Debbie Brooks greeting a member of Survivors in Sync of Sarasota, Florida on practice day. ... See MoreSee Less

One of the pictures taken by our team photographer Ravi Brammer that captures the true spirit of the IBCPC Festival. Captain Debbie Brooks greeting a member of Survivors in Sync of Sarasota, Florida on practice day.

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An absolutely inspiring weekend of sisterhood, strength and hope. As our dragons slowly return to Jupiter, we bring back home many wonderful memories and a strong desire to share what we have learned from all of our individual experiences. Our stories, photos and videos are slowly coming in and we hope you will enjoy them as they are posted.

2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, Florence Italy
We miss you already 🌷
Yesterday was so touching, we can't find any word, just "Thank You"

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4 months ago

Lighthouse Dragons SOS

These rescue dogs were amazing!Dogs are our best friends, mostly when we need help!🐕

Today we watched a particular show: the #DogRescue demonstration and we loved it! 😍

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I need!!!!!!🙊💫❤️

Now that's paddling

On some teams there is always someone who is late on race day, but that’s never happened to Lighthouse Dragons, until now. Wait until you hear what Marla Ostrower Friedman had to do to get to the race on Saturday morning. That is total dedication and perseverance!
Marla made it to the venue with plenty of time to spare before marshaling, so great job Marla for giving it your all for your Lighthouse Dragons team!
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What an adventure!! Wow!

Marla Ostrower Friedman I loved hearing your story. That was simply amazing and shear determination on your part. So very glad you made it.

That’s Marla. And then they won the race.

So glad you made it. What an amazing adventure! (and nerve racking)

Wow, what an amazing story!!! #NeverGiveUp

Now that's dedication!

Wow! That is amazing!

Amazing!!

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4 months ago

Lighthouse Dragons SOS

Our dragons taking some fabulous detours along the way. Each of us has a unique story and each has traveled a different path to become a Lighthouse Dragon. Our breast cancer journey led us to one another, to a place where we find sisterhood and wellness and now we are embarking on this incredible adventure to Florence, Italy to paddle in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival!
Like our breast cancer journey, many of us will be taking a different path to get to the festival, so many exciting adventures along the way. For most of us this will be the first festival of it's kind, for many of us trip abroad, and for all of us we will be making memories to last a lifetime.
Over the next few days we will be arriving in Florence, but along the way, there are many paths to get there.
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Lighthouse Dragons and Heart & Soul, United We Paddle, official standings are in! We placed 21 out of 125 teams. Great teamwork and fabulous sisterhood made this happen!
But we didn’t do it alone, as each and every single one of you on our teams played a role, by showing up for training practice, by supporting us, by cheering us on from home. Thank you to all our team mates!
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Lighthouse Dragons and Heart & Soul, United We Paddle, official standings are in! We placed 21 out of 125 teams. Great teamwork and fabulous sisterhood made this happen!
But we didn’t do it alone, as each and every single one of you on our teams played a role, by showing up for training practice, by supporting  us, by cheering us on from home. Thank you to all our team mates!

 

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Where are the full results?

Congratulations. Well done it was great to meet everyone and to take part. Can you tell me where to get the full list of results?

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