After chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation for breast cancer – Heather Maloney felt pretty beat down. How do you feel better after cancer? It’s a question that a lot of survivors want answered desperately. For Heather, dragon boating did the trick. Heather is a member of the Empire Dragons, a dragon boating team of breast cancer survivors based in New York City. Dragon boating has become hugely popular among cancer survivors. A recent festival in Italy drew thousands from all over the world.
“It’s very exciting,” Heather says. “For people who had gone through such a beating, everyone had gone through a very challenging time in their treatment. And then to go on, and kick it, hard, on a dragon boat … it’s very fun.”Read More