Loren’s Badass Chick: Paradise City Dragon Boat Team

February 16, 2018
Loren's Badass Chick

This week’s Badass Chicks are a group of women (and men — our honorary Badass Chicks!) who are part of the Paradise City Dragon Boat team.

If you’re not familiar, a dragon boat is literally that; it’s a 40 foot boat that has a dragon head on one end and tail on the other, and it requires a team of 20 paddlers to propel it through the water. The Paradise City Dragon Boat team is based in Northampton and is made up of a group of cancer survivors and their supporters. They have two main goals: to take back their health and to give back to those in need. I completely love them.

Not only do these athletes get together each week to prove to themselves just how strong they really are, but they do tons of community outreach programs throughout the year, too. One of their most recent projects is the creation of little fleece dragons that are used as neck warmers for pediatric cancer patients during chemotherapy.

Paradise City Dragon Boat from Small Forces on Vimeo. Also be sure to check out their Boston-based “sister” team, the Wellness Warriors.

Loren’s Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email [email protected]!

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