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In 1996 Dr. Don McKenzie of the University of British Columbia launched Abreast In A Boat, a project to research the effects of repetitive upper body exercise in women (and men) treated for breast cancer.

He launched his project to test his theory that upper body exercise would be beneficial for people who had been treated for breast cancer, challenging the prevailing thinking that such exercise would cause lymphoedema. He was right and the breast cancer dragon boat movement has become an international phenomenon,
Limerick Dragons are a breast cancer support group with many activities, based around the theory that 3 hours a week reduces risk of recurrance by 50%!
We are raising funds to buy our own boat and welcome everyone to join our group (you don’t have to have had cancer to be a dragon) all welcome.

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