We're in the same boat

living past cancer, one stroke at a time


paddles up


The Empire Dragons NYC, are New York City’s first and only breast cancer survivor Dragon Boat team focused on building the most successful survivorship paddling program in the tri-state area. While we are primarily a breast cancer team competing in races sanctioned by the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission (IBCPC), we welcome all cancer survivors to paddle in non BCS races during our season.

The teams' mission is to promote the sport of Dragon Boating as a unique and healthful survivorship program; to be advocates for clean waterways and the overall environment; and to be supporters of innovative cancer research and programming.

The team happens to be one of over 150 breast cancer survivor teams worldwide that serve to promote dragon boating as part of a healthy lifestyle, and provide a unique support for those fighting cancer.


Are you a cancer survivor & interested in joining our team?