FINGAL resident Lyndsay Takacs is having fun while paddling toward good health with her teammates from the Dragons Abreast Patterson Lakes Pink Lotus club.
Takacs, the club president, said members were from all parts of the south east, and all were breast cancer survivors who wanted to be part of an informal support network.
“We enjoy the fitness aspect, but it’s also about the friendship and emotional support, we all have that relation to breast cancer in common; we are all cancer survivors, supporters or partners,” she said.
Takacs said the boat they paddle fits 20, but more members were needed to cover absences and to make up teams for regattas.
“We often go to other places for regattas, and so we need to have the numbers to ensure full teams,” she said.
“I’d recommend it to anyone who is interested, it’s a great way to get pout, stay fit and make friends.”
Takacs joined the Pink Lotus club in 2006 on a whim after a friend suggested it.
“I hadn’t even heard of the club but now I’ve been in for 16 years, and loving it still.”
Dragon boat racing has grown in popularity in recent decades and is now an international movement for breast cancer survivors.
To join the Pink Lotus club or find out more call Takacs on 0425 743 455.