The Empire Dragon Boat Team’s mission is to spread awareness of the sport of dragon boating and its benefits to women who have battled cancer. We raise public awareness of issues related to cancer survivorship, we advocate for healthy lifestyles and we provide funding in the fight against cancer.

Formed in 2009, we are the only Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team in New York City and we belong to the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission.

If you are a woman cancer survivor and would like to join our team, please contact us.


September 2015
EDB member, Eliza Adams, honored with Thriver Award!
"I really believe we're moving toward a cure for cancer," says Eliza Adams. "And I'm grateful for all the opportunities I get to be a part of that." Read more...

June 2015
Over the last month, the Empire Dragon Boat Team hosted a few reporters due to an increased interest in the water quality of Flushing Bay, Queens where our team practices. Why You Shouldn't Flush During Rain Storms By Jarrett Murphy