Cancer's only criteria is for us to be human. No one is immune to the disease. We have either experienced it personally or have held hands with family, friends or acquaintances as they suffered through it.
We can join any conversation about Cancer and share what we know. This disease has united us on all levels of life. It is not prejudice or fussy when attaching itself to another life, family or community.
The Women Abreast are part of the paddling community. They are a dynamic group of women who are making up dragon boat teams, one boat at a time. When they attend the festival races, they come in numbers. The festivals are great at hosting an event for the different Women Abreast teams to compete in together. The women are competitive and anxious to show off their skills.
When the teams gather to line-up, a hush always falls over the spectators. For on the water, we are not viewing the latest breast cancer numeric stats, we're connecting with the living community of survivors. The numbers are staggering.
The only criteria to being on a Women Abreast team, is to have been diagnosed with breast cancer.