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Founders: Esther Chessin, Nan Condit, Eileen Deda, Kathy McGann, Lynn Fisher, Jenny Murney.

 

In the spring of 2015, a small group of “sisters” began gathering to support each other in the aftermath of breast cancer treatment. A few of us had met during chemo, others were referred by friends. It evolved very organically. We were brought together by the common experience of being in the trenches and trying to decipher how to move forward after the “battle”– post-surgery, post-chemo, post-radiation, post-the life that we used to know. Our group has grown to over 120 members (as May 2018). We meet once a month. Our gatherings include listening to educational speakers, sharing meals and focusing on moving forward in the most healthful way we know how—DRAGON BOAT RACING!

Stronger Together

Dragon Boat Team

 

WE KEEP MOVIN’

We are women of all ages and backgrounds, from newly diagnosed to long-time survivors. We embrace the philosophy that EXERCISE IS THE BEST MEDICINE

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WE PADDLE

Dragon boat racing and other forms of upper body exercise is safe and actually beneficial for individuals treated for breast cancer and lymphedema.

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WE COMPETE

Dragon boat racing allows us to nurture the athlete in each of us and to appreciate the value of working together toward a common goal: not only to survive but to THRIVE

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Shana


"  When you’re fighting  breast cancer, you’re in a place where your life stops for a minute while the world moves on around you. The Silver Lining women provide true inspiration and real relationships that are uplifting and energizing. To be in that boat is amazing. Racing a dragon boat allowed me to do something physical, even when it seemed like I should not have been able to. The spirit of the women surrounding me and the rest of our team gave me the strength I needed not only in that moment, but while I’m fighting cancer. "


Meet Shana Duffalo


 

2018-10-24T10:00:52+00:00
"  When you’re fighting  breast cancer, you’re in a place where your life stops for a minute while the world moves on around you. The Silver Lining women provide true inspiration and real relationships that are uplifting and energizing. To be in that boat is amazing. Racing a dragon boat allowed me to do something physical, even when it seemed like I should not have been able to. The spirit of the women surrounding me and the rest of our team gave me the strength I needed not only in that moment, but while I’m fighting cancer. " Meet Shana Duffalo  

Celeste

" The amount of love this group of  "strangers"  has for one another cannot be explained with words on paper. It is something that can only be felt. Love, strength and light fill the room when Silver Lining gathers. It builds you up and fills your soul. The women of Silver Lining help you see that “Yes, you can.” They give you courage to try new things. They help you to see the real beautiful you and help you find your self-worth. We liken our sisterhood to the experience of being in a dragon boat. Paddling (symbolic for life during and after treatment) is hard. We will lift you up, encourage and motivate you to keep going with all your might. If you get tired, rest. We will paddle and keep the boat going until you can jump back in. The strength of one sister is great. The strength of the entire Silver Lining group is unstoppable."
2018-10-24T16:18:12+00:00
" The amount of love this group of  "strangers"  has for one another cannot be explained with words on paper. It is something that can only be felt. Love, strength and light fill the room when Silver Lining gathers. It builds you up and fills your soul. The women of Silver Lining help you see that “Yes, you can.” They give you courage to try new things. They help you to see the real beautiful you and help you find your self-worth. We liken our sisterhood to the experience of being in a dragon boat. Paddling (symbolic for life during and after treatment) is hard. We will lift you up, encourage and motivate you to keep going with all your might. If you get tired, rest. We will paddle and keep the boat going until you can jump back in. The strength of one sister is great. The strength of the entire Silver Lining group is unstoppable."