Empire Dragons NYC Co-Founder, Donna Wilson, Changes Life for Cancer Patients

Team captain, coach and Clinical Fitness Specialist at MSKCC-IMC, Donna Wilson’s motto is “keep moving.”
Patients who exercise through treatment feel and progress better. The team’s motto is “spirit, strength, success”, and the members exemplify these attributes.

Our Empire Dragons are focused on the joy they’ve found on the water. They realize that cancer does not limit them physically. The exercise makes them feel better about themselves for both physiological and psychological reasons.

Empire Dragons NYC has grown each year. The results have been amazing! There are now 213 Breast Cancer teams around the world, and an international competition every four years. This past summer (2018) Empire Dragons NYC participated in competition in Florence, Italy.

The team is a support group on water: they worry and care about each other. I feel honored and blessed to be doing this work.

Risa Wallberg