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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.


Funds raised through the Dragon Boat Upstate Festival in 2021 will provide much-needed support for local prevention and early detection, advanced cancer research and patient programs, as well as life-changing patient and survivor programs.


Each year, fundraising teams commit to raising funds help to reach our $355,000 goal. For 2021, we plan to honor paddlers and volunteers, and to enjoy a COVID-19 friendly event on Saturday, August 28th – More details will continue to be released as we navigate the waters of COVID*.


Cancer hasn’t stopped just because of the pandemic, and neither have we! We are paddling ahead to surpass our goal!


Join this years Dragon Boat Upstate Festival by becoming a captain, forming a team, participating in a team, or by making a donation. With your $25 registration fee, as an official Dragon Boat Captain, you are committed to raising a minimum of $3,500, and encourage paddlers to join their team to help raise those funds. 


 
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.
 
 
 

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