SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways, a program of the The Connection, along with the support of the New Jersey Dragon Boat Club, is set to host the third annual 'Dragon Fest 4 Breasts' on September 7 at Lake Parsippany's Drewes Beach. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Individuals are invited to join a team or create their own team of 16-20 and paddle in fun races supporting an invaluable program for women with cancer. Those who cannot attend can make a donation to Pathways Team SOS.

Pathways Team 'Save Our Sisters' (SOS) was created to offer women a low impact physical activity that helps relieve stress, improve fitness, and gain strength. Dragon Boating allows participants to share their experiences, to heal, and to enjoy the camaraderie of their team sisters in a serene setting. Team members range in age from mid-thirties to mid-eighties and come from all over northern and central New Jersey, with some currently going through treatment, while others are longer-term survivors.

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Event entry fees are $50 for individuals and $1,000 for teams. All teams can receive two practices in advance of the festival and Pathways Team SOS will provide:

  • Boats and paddles
  • A drummer and steerer
  • Personal flotation devices (which are required)
  • Three 200-meter races
  • Lunch

Paddlers are asked to bring their own picnic snacks, towels, and beach umbrella and are reminded that no pets are allowed at the venue. To register, visit dragonfest4breasts.org and, for additional information, contact dragonfest4b@gmail.com.

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. Pathways is committed to empowering women to recognize their strengths and encouraging them to make choices that enable them to become their own self-care advocates. Pathways is one of the only local organizations that provides direct services to women with cancer.

To learn more about Pathways programs, call Lesley Andrews at 908-273-4242, ext.154, or contact pathways@theconnectiononline.org.