Dragon Alive hosts Paddle for a Cure
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ALPLAUS, N.Y. -- About 100 people take to the Mohawk River this weekend to paddle for a cause in Schenectady County. Local dragon boat association, Dragon Alive, along with the American Cancer Society, put their dragon boats in the water on Sunday to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
This is the first year the fundraising organization has hosted Paddle for a Cure. Organizers said many members of Dragons Alive, well as many of those participating in Sunday's Paddle for a Cure, are breast cancer survivors. As the name suggests, Dragons Alive promises to offer this year's paddlers a unique experience.
"It's a 40 foot boat, and in special event races and that sort of thing, we have a dragon head and a dragon tail, and a drummer. All of those things were on the boat today," said Wanda Burch, Dragon Alive Board Member.
Burch said that proceeds from this year's Paddle for a Cure will go to the American Cancer Society's Hope Club.