The Rose Ceremony is an opportunity for paddlers and spectators to reflect on the courage required in beating breast cancer and remember and support those dear to them who have won, lost or continue to fight their battle. The roses are placed in the water as a memorial to all our cherished loved ones.
Thanks to our incredibly generous community, we purchased our first dragon boats in April 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were on the water by late May, we celebrated the "Awakening of the Dragons" ceremony in June, we trained and competed hard all summer and we had a BLAST! We ended the season in September with a magical moonlight paddle, which will become an annual event, for sure. And in 2020, we hope to double the number of sisters that hoped in the boat- we had 40 ladies that paddled throughout the summer.
We continue our off-season training programs as we prepare for next year's paddling season. Our mantra....EXERCISE IS MEDICINE.
Please consider our Silver Lining Foundation for your donation, either through our website or through our Silver Lining Foundation Montana Facebook page.
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" To be in that boat is amazing. Racing a dragon boat allowed me to do something physical, even when it seemed like I should not have been able to. The spirit of the women surrounding me and the rest of our team gave me the strength I needed not only in that moment, but while I’m fighting cancer.
“Cancer is scary, Cancer is lonely. This journey is one that requires hands-on experience to really UNDERSTAND the emotions, fears and triumphs that rock our new life. These women, these Silver Lining Sisters provide me unconditional love and understanding from the depths of their shared experience. Nothing compares”
” I don’t have to be strong on my own, I can turn to Silver Lining whenever I need someone to lift me up. My cancer sisters know exactly what I have been through and encourage me to keep going. It is a strong group of women who teach me how to be healthier in the way I eat and exercise.