1st Breast Cancer Survivors' Dragon Boat Team in Hong Kong
DAHK was founded by Ms. Katherine Lynch (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong) in 2006 and is now entering its eleventh year.
The team was formed with a team of predominantly breast cancer survivors and mostly had never been dragon boating, we had an age range between 20+ to 65+.
It is hard to describe the feelings we had upon completion of our first race in 2006 — a huge sense of accomplishment and pride. But more than that was coming together with a group of women who had experienced the breast cancer diagnosis and decided not to let that hold them back from life and all it has to offer.
We have participated in many regattas in the past years and even experienced the unexpected joy of winning the top prize in the fancy dress competition in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival 2017 at the Central harbor front.
The future years hold the promise of new experiences for us all. We aim to compete in different regattas each year locally and internationally, where it is always a privilege to meet up with the other breast cancer survivor teams from around the world.
We are proud of the successes we have experienced, our goal is more about providing breast cancer survivors with the opportunity to lead full and active lives regardless of their sporting ability, supported by a team of women who have travelled a similar journey.
Dr. Ava KWONG
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery of University of Hong Kong, Founder of Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry
Mr. Paul Yip, S L
Ms Gloria HUNG
Mr. SEK, Kan
Level 1 Coach, Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association
Mr. LEUNG, Chi Kwan
Level 2 Coach, Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association
As a breast cancer dragon boat team, our main activities are dragon boat training and races. During the off season, we also organize different activities such as trekking, outings, parties and of course our Annual Celebration Party.
We practice at the Tseung Kwan O (near Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground).
Feb - Oct
Every weekday evening and/or Sunday afternoon at Tseung Kwan O.
We race at Tseung Kwan O and other local races. We sometimes may join overseas races.
|Jun 9||Sai Keung Race|
|Jun 10||Central Race, Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races|
|Jun 19||Stanley Race|
|May 30||Sai Kung Race|
|Jun 2||Central Race, Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races|
|Jul 9||Tseung Kwan O Race|
|Oct 2-3||Keelung International Dragon Boat Festival, Taiwan|
|Nov 5||Kwun Tong Race|
We organize different activities during off-season, subject to the final confirmation of each year.