Dragons Abreast Hong Kong

DAHK team members
Dragons Abreast Hong Kong

1st Breast Cancer Survivors' Dragon Boat Team in Hong Kong

  • To raise the awareness of breast cancer in Hong Kong
  • To encourage all Hong Kong women with breast cancer to lead full and active lives
  • To have fun while taking on a healthy sport and develop in a club which embraces unity, harmony and a competitive spirit
  • To send message of hope to all women living with the diagnosis of breast cancer and those who support them
  • Paddle Together - Support each other
  • Learn from others - Laugh together
  • Enjoy competition - Overcome fear
  • Encourage others - Make true friends
  • Take pride in our accomplishments
  • Break the silence of cancer!
About Us

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.

Please check out the Activities section to find out about our activities and check the Contact Us section to find out more or come along and see what we are all about.

Our Honourary Team

Dr Ava Kwong
Medical Advisor

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
Legal Advisor

Mr. Paul Yip, S L

Barrister-at-law

Ms Gloria Hung
Health Advisor

Ms Gloria HUNG

Registered Nurse

Mr Sek, Kan
Head Coach

Mr. SEK, Kan

Level 1 Coach, Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association

Mr. LEUNG, Chi Kwan
Coach

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.

Dragon boat training

Dragon boat training

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.

Dragon boat racing

Racing

We race at Tseung Kwan O and other local races. We sometimes may join overseas races.

2016

Jun 9 Sai Keung Race
Jun 10 Central Race, Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races
Jun 19 Stanley Race

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2017

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

2017 Activities »

Social Gathering

Social Gatherings

We organize different activities during off-season, subject to the final confirmation of each year.

  • Trekking
  • Mahjong Dinner
  • Outings
  • Jogging Exercise
  • Parties
  • Annual Dinner
DAHK Team

Contact us by phone or email to find out more or come along and see what we are all about.

Tel: +852 9884 7321
Email: info08dahk@gmail.com
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