The Pittwater Pinks are an integral part of the Bei Loon family. Solely made up of breast cancer survivors, the team is a
mixture of paddlers from social to competitive. If you are are a breast
cancer survivor there will be a place for you in the team.
A fantastic group of ladies who get out on the water and enjoy life after cancer. They don't dwell on the past or even talk about it, but make the most of their new future. A lot of the survivors have never been involved in group sports before let alone ongoing physical activity but it doesn’t take them long to catch the dragon boating bug and build up their fitness and friendships. The Pittwater Pinks have many events off the water as well which helps with the camaraderie. They compete as a team on race days and sometimes also join Bei Loon in the mainstream boats.
Registrations for the Pittwater Pinks are open all year round.
Training is at the same times as Bei Loon. For more details visit our Contact page.
If you want any more information on the Pittwater Pinks contact Jenny Jones.
The Pittwater Pinks stem from a now worldwide phenomenon of Pink Lady dragon boat teams that began with Dr. Don MacKenzie, a British Columbia exercise physiologist who found that women facing the challenge of breast cancer benefit from exercise during and after their treatment, particularly upper body exercises. Paddling eases a condition which many women suffer after breast surgery —
lymphedema, which can cause painful swellings in the arm. For more information on the initiative to form dragon boat teams for Breast Cancer survivors Click Here to read more