EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
Paddle to Heal
Through various fundraisers we were able to buy 2 boats in Spring 2019. Unfortunately, this is a “pay to play” sport. Most of us self-fund but we want to make this accessible to ALL. There are still many extraneous expenses that comes with dragon boating: lifejackets, paddles, registration fees, travel expenses, insurance, uniforms and boat trailer.
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We were brought together by the common experience of being in the trenches and trying to decipher how to move forward after the “battle”; post-surgery, post-chemo, post-radiation, post-the life that we used to know. Our group has grown to over 180 members who meet once a month for educational gatherings and weekly for physical training. Our gatherings include listening to educational speakers, sharing meals and focusing on moving forward with healthful habits that can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence—clean eating, regular exercise, practicing mindfulness, embracing nurturing relationships and……….DRAGON BOAT RACING.
Silver Lining firmly embraces the philosophy that EXERCISE IS MEDICINE . We have found that dragon boat racing allows us the opportunity to continue to nurture the athlete in each of us and to appreciate the value of working together toward a common goal.
" 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.