Dragons Abreast Bribie Island – Breast Cancer Group

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

Breast cancer awareness group. Bribie Island. Queensland. Brisbane.

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Statistics reveal that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that is diagnosed and it is estimated that one in every eight women will be affected. Bearing that in mind, Australia has one of the highest recorded breast cancer survival rates in the world and on a recent Saturday at Sylvan Beach, women who have survived this terrible disease gathered to celebrate the tenth birthday of Dragons Abreast Bribie Island.

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Founded by a small group of women including Cathie Goldsborough and Dawn Worley, the local branch of this national organisation has continued to grow in numbers and Team Manager Janet Brooks told me that there are now fifty members. ‘As well as the women from Bribie Island Dragons Abreast, there are about fifty from Brisbane and some from Redcliffe, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast,’ said Janet.

‘They have all come along here today to join in the celebrations which include going on a paddle which will take the same form as a car rally. From Sylvan beach, we will paddle to Air Force Park and then to the jetty and Spinnaker Sound before returning to the start,’ she added.

As the time for the paddle grew near, the park just North of the VMR took on the appearance of a large sea of bright pink and, after a coffee or a snack from the Vietnam Veterans food stall and hearing a briefing from Brad Stephenson, the paddlers all lined up to board the sleek dragon boats. On the night prior to what the club called their Birthday Splash Bash, club members and friends attended an evening of Cocktails and Canapes where they also enjoyed a piece of the beautiful birthday cake which had been made by Treasurer Ros Adams.

Anyone who would like to find out more information about Dragons Abreast Bribie Island can send an email to [email protected] or phone Leonie on 0418 782 332.

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