Pink Phoenix in the News

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Pink Phoenix in the News:  Learn what paddling means to us through stories about the team and profiles of individual team members.


Portland’s Pink Phoenix is the country’s oldest all-breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, Oregonian, October 2019

Breast cancer survivors rise to dragon boat challenge​, KOIN, June 2019

Pink Phoenix Heads to Italy, June 2018

Paddling with Pink Phoenix, Drew Carney’s Video Blog (KGW), June 2016

Cancer Doesn’t Build Character – It Exposes It, Legacy Health Story Center, June 2016

Breast Cancer Survivors “Bring It,” OHSU Family Medicine News, May 2016

Twins Share Fight with Breast Cancer, The Columbian, October 2015 

Twins Survive Cancer, The Columbian (video), October 2015

Annual Dragon Boat Race Bonds Cultures, Survivors, The Oregonian, June 2015

My Workout: Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Strength in Dragon Boating, The Oregonian, December 2014

Inspiring Latina: Breast Cancer Survivor Marisol, Latina Magazine, October 2014

Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota Celebrates Cancer Survivors, Sarasota Herald Tribune, September 2014 

Cancer Survivor Models Courage, Encourages Conversation, The Oregonian, September 2014 

Pink Phoenix: A Team of Breast Cancer Survivors, KPTV News, August 2014

John Erickson’s Interview with Marisol, K103 Radio, August 2014

Canby Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit from Paddling Team, The Canby Herald, August 2014. 

Wilsonville Resident Proudly Paddles for Pink Phoenix, Wilsonville Spokesman, August 2014.

Dragon Riders, The Portland Tribune, July 2014. (Pink Phoenix gets a brief mention in a cover story about dragon boating’s “burgeoning subculture” in Portland)

Survivors Arise with Pink Phoenix Team, Vancouver’s The Columbian, October 2013

Cancer Survivors Paddle Together, The Hillsboro Tribune, August 2013

Cancer Survivors Paddle Together, Forest Grove’s News Times, August 2013

Pink Phoenix: Breast Cancer Survivors Power Dragon Boat Team, The Oregonian, May 2011