Central coast SurviveOars

WHO WE ARE: 

CENTRAL COAST SURVIVEOARS IS PART OF CENTRAL COAST DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION. OUR GOAL IS TO INCLUDE ALL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY CANCER - SURVIVORS AND SUPPORTERS. OUR PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE GROUP EXERCISE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY CANCER. DRAGON BOATING FOSTERS BOTH EXERCISE AND SUPPORT.
  • Strive for peace & compassion

  • Uber fun

  • Rejuvenate

  • Validate

  • Inspire

  • Value

  • Enhance our friendship

  • Out smart cancer

  • Achieve our goals

  • Race to the line

  • Survive

 

 

 

Our Story: 

In 2007, Leslyn Keith, OT, was treating a patient who had seen a news clip about breast cancer survivors and dragon boating. Leslyn brought the idea to a core group of people: one with non-profit knowledge, one with physical therapy background and one with a boat. Each recruited, encouraged, organized and did what it took to have a dragon boat team on the central coast. A local oncologist donated money for us to purchase our own boat, and about a year later an original paddler bequeathed us an amount to purchase a second boat. We've been to clinics and festivals to make us competitive, safe and knowledgeable in the dragon boating world. We are 75+ paddlers strong, and we enjoy all aspects of the sport, being on the water and mostly each other.