SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways 'Team Save Our Sisters (SOS)' a dragon boat team will launch its 11th season on Tuesday, March 19, with a season kick-off meeting and pot luck dinner for new and returning members beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those attending can meet the team and its supporters and find out more about the exhilarating sport of dragon boating at the Lake Parsippany Club House, located at 701 Lake Shore Drive in Lake Parsippany. 

'Team SOS' is comprised of women who are newly diagnosed with cancer or longer-term survivors, and their supporters.   Pathways, a program of The Connection, provides support, education and wellness programs for women with cancer, creating a community in which shared experiences lead to personal growth and healing.

Practices are held at Lake Parsippany every Monday night from 6 - 7:15 p.m. beginning in May and running through October. Team members also participate in dragon boat festivals and races in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and even Florence, Italy, enjoying the camaraderie of the floating support group and experiencing the team’s energy.

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'Team SOS' members find they gain strength and vitality through paddling with other women who are “all in the same boat.” No experience is necessary to be on the team., with the first practice set for Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

For those who cannot attend the meeting on March 19 but want to learn more about 'Team SOS' and dragon boating, call Lesley Andrews at 908-273-4242, ext. 154, for more information about the team or to secure a spot on the team at no cost.

Pathways Team SOS is an affiliate of the NJ Dragon Boat Club, a standing member of the Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association. Team SOS Coach, Ellen Law, is also the US Dragon Boat Federation Team USA Head Coach.