‘Fight Like Mad’ Dragon Boat returns

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Cancer Survivor Team from Charleston epitomizes spirit of Aug. 12 Festival

RIVER DUNES — Dragon Boat Charleston’s All Cancer Survivor Team, ‘Fight Like Mad’ returns this year to the Annual Oriental Dragon Boat Race and Festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 at Grace Harbor Marina.

“We are paddling in honor of a dear member who is battling cancer with grace and ferocity,” said team spokesman Meagan Labriola. “She is a true survivor, just like all of the paddlers in this boat. There are new members and some veteran paddlers who will give it their all at the race in Oriental. We have been practicing hard and are thrilled to participate!”


Locally, Oriental’s own cancer survivor team, ‘Dragons with a Cause,’ is led by Bill and Mary White. Team members are ready to participate again, said the Whites “in what turned out last year to be the most rewarding team experience of people coming together that we can remember.”

Festival organizer Flora Moorman said this week that “there’s still time to register either individually, or as a team.” E-mail info@orientaldragonboat.com, or call Moorman at (252) 675-9424.

Website: orientaldragonboat.com