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FIJI OUTREACH 2020

Four members of Abreast In A Boat and Dr. Don travelled to Fiji in February 2020.  Thank you to Adriana Bartoli, Dolly Devi, Jane Frost, Judy Crumlin, and Dr Don McKenzie, for bringing our message of hope and an awareness of breast cancer to the Fiji Islands. Here is their story.

How do you describe the power of a sport that can change a life in minutes, especially for those who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment? You will find the answer in this story.

I will start with a big BULA! – a word you will hear mostly in Fiji. It is accompanied by a wide smile each time you meet a Fijian, together with smiling deep brown eyes and the feeling of being cuddled in paradise.

Every great dream begins with a great dreamer. This story begins in Vancouver, Canada in 2017, where Dolly Devi was treated for breast cancer and joined Abreast In A Boat, a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team established 25 years ago. Dolly felt the empowerment of the sport that allowed her to return to a new and active life and she began to dream about empowering and bringing hope to breast cancer survivors in her homeland, Fiji.

You can say, dream a dream and your dream will come true. So it happened for Dolly…

AIAB HIGHLIGHTS

You may have noticed our short inspirational video that was filmed at the Inlet Spring Regatta in April of this year. We are really excited with our new video and invite you to share this on your social media pages. InspireHealth recently put together a special evening session for Abreast In A Boat. Their dietitian and nutritionist prepared several yummy options for us that were designed to help us power up and stay powered up on “race day” or any physically strenuous day. The class was a lot of fun and very informative, and this session received rave reviews from those of us who were able to attend.

Resources

NATIONAL POST ‘I’m dancing a happy dance’: Breast cancer survivor wins a political victory. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/new-brunswicks-main-parties-pledge-to-address-womens-health-issues CBC Liberals, PCs promise to give women breast density information https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-pc-liberal-breast-density-election-promise-1.4814131 TELEGRAPH JOURNAL ARTICLE- ( PAY WALL)   https://www.telegraphjournal.com/telegraph-journal/story/100706354/breast-cancer-kathy-kaufield-new-brunswick?source=story-rotator

20th Anniversary Memento Book

Abreast In A Boat thanks the many world-wide contributors to the 20th Anniversary Memento Book. The Book celebrates and commemorates the founding in 1996 of breast cancer dragon boat paddling and the international phenomenon it has since become. AIAB extends special thanks to Jane Frost, President of the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission for her […]