Breast Friends Paddling for Life
We are an enthusiastic group of breast cancer survivors and supporters who thrive on the positive outcome that being involved in a dragon boating team provides. As well as gaining support within the team, we hope to show that there is a positive outcome from such a challenging journey.
"I joined for a bit of fun and found myself getting fit for the first time in forty years and being constantly inspired by my incredibly awesome teammates ” - Iona Elwood-Smith
Can2 & CanSurvive
Notices and updates
2023 International breast cancer regatta in New Zealand!
After the team travelling to Florida in 2014 and Florence in 2018 to attend the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission (IBCPC) participatory regatta, it's finally coming to us in New Zealand!
The event will be held at Lake Karapiro from Monday 10 April to Sunday 16 April, 2023 attracting thousands of survivors and their supporters from around the world. See the event website or the
International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission on Facebook.
Cooking up Your Breast Life
As a group of wāhine toa we not only focus on paddling together with attitude, we also work hard to raise the money we need to keep our teams on the waters of Whanganui-a-Tara each season.
We know that bringing a group of powerful, positive women together usually involves sharing nourishing kai. That's why we've decided to create this fundraising cookbook of our favourite foods, to share with you. Find out more and pre-order your copy, here.