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Ragin' Cajuns


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2024 Dragon Boat

Ragin' Cajuns

This is my third year as captain of the Ragin' Cajuns!   

I've had the misfortune of losing a father, grandfather and both grandmothers to cancer.  One of my all time favorite people has defeated breast cancer on two separate occasions 13 years apart. I started my participation in this event when my best friend was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2021 (she's doing very well). Though her diagnosis devastated me, it made me push several friends (who'd been putting off their mammograms) get theirs. One of those women also found she had breast cancer, but because of that mammogram, she is now cancer free.   I had two other friends that same year get a cancer diagnosis. 

I don't imagine there is a single person reading this who hasn't been affected by cancer in some way;  that is precisely why this event is so important.  Dragon Boat Upstate Festival provides an opportunity for us to honor and remember loved ones that have faced or continue to face cancer. It's a way to better our community and help our family, friends and neighbors continue to move forward when dealing with this disease.

 Join me in supporting cancer patients in our community by donating to my Prisma Health Dragon Boat Upstate Festival team. Your donation helps provide much-needed support for local cancer prevention and early detection, advanced cancer research and paitent programs, as well as life-changing patient and survivor programs. 

Will you make a gift and support my efforts to raise funds for our local cancer programs and services? Every donation helps! 

Together, we can make a difference. Give today to help us "paddle" against this cancer beast! 

Paddles up,

Alison Jones, MD


website: DragonBoatUpstateSC.org

contact: DragonBoat@PrismaHealth.org

phone: 864 797-7746

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