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Pink Phoenix™ empowers breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating.

Men and women who have received a medical diagnosis of breast cancer are welcome to paddle with Pink Phoenix. Survivors come to the team for a variety of reasons – social, community involvement, inspiration, exercise, challenge and more. All breast cancer survivors are welcome, regardless of age, level of ability and experience. Physical ability is NOT a requirement for membership on the team.

Prospective members are invited to attend the annual season kick-off meeting (typically in late January or early February) to meet members, hear from coaches and learn about the practice schedule and race calendar for the year ahead. Interested survivors may also request to come to a practice and will be accommodated as space allows.

Pink Phoenix welcomes local survivors to participate in the annual Gorman Cup, an exhibition race named for our first team captain, the late Michele Gorman. Held since 1998 at the annual Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races in June, this event offers prospective members a chance to paddle or simply ride along. Guests, survivors from other teams and the Pinks fill three to four beautiful Kaohsiung dragon boats and race across the Willamette for glory and bragging rights.

For more information contact us at [email protected]

About Our Practices:
Our Dragon Boat team paddles weekly March-October, rain or shine! Remember, it’s a water sport! Practices are scheduled one to three times a week depending on the season, and we have practices on early Saturday morning and early evening weeknights to accommodate our varied schedules.

About Our Races:
We compete in at least six  races each season. Team leaders keep track of race venues world wide, and decide with board approval, which races to enter. In past years, our races have  included:

May: Rainier Dragon Boat Races, Tacoma WA; Las Vegas Dragon Boat Races, Las Vegas NV
June: Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races, Portland OR; Salem World Beat Festival, Salem OR
July: Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, Nanaimo British Columbia; Kent Cornucopia Days, Kent WA
August: Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Victoria British Columbia; Seven Wonders Cup, Wallowa OR
September: Portland Dragon Boat Race and Montana Dragon Boat Race, Kalispell MT; San Diego Dragon Boat Races, San Diego CA
October: Row for the Cure, Portland OR

Contact us for more information.