DRACO to Participate in BCS Pink Hat Tea Event

Pink Phantoms to attend Pink Hat Tea

As part of its effort to promote its Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, members and supporters of DRACO’s Pink Phantoms crew will be participating in this year’s BCS Pink Hat Tea on April 7, an event hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  The theme of this year’s event, to be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, is “Brewing Gratitude”, and will focus on finding gratitude in your life and how it fits into healthy survivorship.

We plan to have a dragon boat on display, along with video and/or other promotional materials.  Please join us for this great event, and help support both our program and the local BCS community!

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Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17

Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17!

Click on Photo for Video of Launch!

DRACO was well-represented at this year’s Punkin Chunkin Colorado, a two-day, nationally-sanctioned pumpkin launching competition held in Aurora, Colorado on October 7-8, 2017.  This is an annual event for members of the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crews, providing an opportunity to gain publicity for DRACO and our breast cancer survivor (BCS) program.

We had a great competition this year. Although we didn’t have quite the distance capability of the two largest air cannons that competed (each of which set a new world record for launch distance, the last an amazing 4,970 feet), we did set a personal record for our launcher of 4,084 feet, earning us a seat in the prestigious 4,000+ Club!

Punkin Chunkin Photos / Video

Photos taken at the event can be seen at the following link.  Also included are a number of photos showing modifications to our compressed air cannon, Kamikaze (Divine Wind) to get it ready for this year’s launch.

Kamikaze – Punkin Chunkin CO 2K17

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Phantoms Participate in Taking Steps for Cancer 5K

Members of the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms participated in the Taking Steps for Cancer 5K in Grand Lake on September 24, 2K17.  The event benefitted the Mountain Family Center, an organization that provides cancer support services to Grand County residents.

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Taking Steps for Cancer 5K

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Dragon Boat Featured at LBT Black Tie Fundraiser

On September 9, 2017 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) provided a dragon boat and paddles for display and photo opportunities as part of the LBT Black Tie Fundraiser Dinner, an event to benefit the local Lao Buddhist Temple. It was a very fun event, and everyone had a wonderful time.

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Photos from the event can be seen at this link:

LBT Black Tie Fundraiser Pix

 

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Pink Phantoms promote at BCS Pink Hat Tea

Members of DRACO’s Pink Phantoms crew were honored to be a part of Lutheran Medical Center’s BCS Pink Hat Tea again this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  It was a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility and support for our breast cancer survivor dragon boat program, and we added a number of prospective BCS paddlers to our roster!

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Race in Colorado Springs

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K16 GWN/Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. This was a great event, very professionally organized and run, and featuring a higher level of competition than the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  A highlight of the day was the Cancer Survivor Ceremony. It was great to see the two cancer survivor groups, including our own Pink Phantoms, get some well-deserved recognition. 

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K16

 

 

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Dragon Boat on Display at CLC Race 4 Research

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Race 4 Research on Sunday, August 21, 2K16.  The annual event was hosted by the Cancer League of Colorado, and is a major fund-raiser for that organization.

 

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Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

CLC Race 4 Research Photos

 

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Dragon Boat on Display at Leaves of Hope Run/Walk

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 5, 2K16.  The event was hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center and, with more than 1,000 survivors, patients, families, hospital associates and community members on hand, marked Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.  Our display was part of the health and safety fair featuring a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness.

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Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

Leaves of Hope Walk/Run Photos

 

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Dragon Boat Adventure to be offered at WOLF Gala

One of the prizes at this year’s W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Anniversary Gala Fundraiser will be a Two-Hour Dragon Boat Adventure for Four!  The event will give us an opportunity to display our tabletop Dragon Head/Tail exhibit and promote our programs, while benefitting another very worthwhile cause.

Dragon Boat Table Display

WOLF Benefit Graphics

DRACO to Participate in Leaves of Hope Run/Walk

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO will be participating in this year’s Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 5.  The event is hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center, and is Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.  We will be part of the health and safety fair that features a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness.

We plan to have a dragon boat on display, along with video and/or other promotional materials available.  Please join us for this great event, and help support both our program and the local cancer survivor community!