- To Research New Therapies
- To Support Patients and Families
- To Prevent & Screen in the Community.
We paddle and raise funds for those impacted by cancer - today, tomorrow, and generations to come!
Since its inception in 2006, the Dragon Boat Upstate Festival has been a catalyst for individuals in the Upstate to work together and change the face of cancer here in our community. Over the years, close to $4 million have been raised by caring community members, helping to propel the Prisma Health Cancer Institute forward in the areas of advanced cancer research and patient survivor programs in the Upstate.
The funds raised through Dragon Boat have impacted thousands of cancer patients at the Prisma Health Cancer Institute Upstate through much-needed support for local prevention and early detection, advanced cancer research and patient programs, as well as life-changing patient and survivor programs to include the Mobile Mammography Initiative, the Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness program, the Institute for Translational Oncology Research, McCrary Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit and the Center for Integrative Oncology & Survivorship.
*Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, for the time being, the festival will be limited to solely participants on event day. Our team is keeping a close eye on all necessary information regarding this guideline and will update as needed.