On behalf of the Prisma Health Upstate Cancer Institute and the patients served, we are thrilled to be back on the water on May 6 at Portman Marina! For 17 years, the Upstate community has come together to propel cancer in the areas of research, survivorship and more. Join us in the fight against cancer and register today!
We are Paddling Fiercely Against Cancer
Why We Paddle
Every Dragon Boat paddler participates in the festival for different reasons, but we are all paddling fiercely against cancer. Unfortunately, we have all been touched by cancer, and Dragon Boat Upstate Festivals offers an opportunity for us to honor or memorialize a loved one in a unique and special way. Learn more about how the funds raised for Dragon Boat make a difference in the lives of many cancer patients and their families each day.
Dragon Boat Hall of Fame
Our dedicated Dragon Boat Hall of Fame members share a common goal: to help eradicate cancer. They embody the spirit of the event with teamwork, perseverance, and a shared passion to raise funds to fight cancer. For the 2023 Dragon Boat Upstate Festival, we recognize our past Hall of Fame inductees while offering the Hall of Fame All-Star jacket to honor Dr. Larry Gluck as we reflect on his legacy as he embarks upon his retirement.
The Dragon Boat Upstate Festival is more than fundraising it's a community of dedicated and passionate people that come together to do all they can to support each other and fight cancer. Get involved today by forming a team, joining a team, or donating your time or resources. Join us and become part of our life changing community fighting cancer.