The Angels Abreast Dragon Boat Team continues to lead the charge against breast cancer raising $1,800 towards the purchase of diagnostic equipment.
The Angels Abreast Dragon Boat Team has been paddling together for 11 years. The Team is largely made up of breast cancer survivors and has inspired the Dragon Boat movement in Nanaimo. Each year Angels Abreast raises and contributes essential funds to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in order to purchase needed equipment for diagnosing and treating breast cancer in Central Vancouver Island women.
In July the group presented $1,800 towards the $35,000 cost of a new Wireless Sentinel Probe for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). The Probe will help treat tumors in specific lymph nodes. The funds were raised with help from the Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Team; players donated their pink jerseys for auction and donated the proceeds to Angels Abreast. The Foundation commends the Team’s camaraderie and their devotion to a cause so close their hearts.