Dragonboat team continues fight against cancer

The Angels Abreast dragonboat team has been paddling together for 11 years, playing a pivotal part in the battle against cancer in Nanaimo.

The Angels Abreast dragonboat team continues to lead the charge against breast cancer

The Angels Abreast dragonboat team continues to lead the charge against breast cancer

The Angels Abreast dragonboat team has been paddling together for 11 years, playing a pivotal part in the battle against cancer in Nanaimo.

Made up largely of breast cancer survivors, the team  contributes essential funds to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation each year to purchase vital equipment for diagnosing and treating breast cancer in central Vancouver Island women.

In July, the group presented $1,800 toward the $35,000 cost of a new wireless sentinel probe for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The probe helps treat tumors in specific lymph nodes.

The funds were raised with help from the Nanaimo Clippers hockey team as players offered their pink jerseys up for auction and donated the proceeds to Angels Abreast.

To learn more about the foundation, please visit www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com.