16 Years. One Goal. Fighting Cancer.

Thank you for being part of the Dragon Boat Upstate Festival. We are so thrilled you have chosen to join the fight against cancer right here at home.

Being a part of Dragon Boat not only provides much-needed support to thousands of cancer patients—but it also provides camaraderie and friends of a lifetime.

Funds raised through Dragon Boat directly impacts the Prisma Health Upstate Cancer Institute in 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. In 2022, our goal is to raise $300,000, and with your support, there’s no doubt we will surpass this milestone.

Here you will find details about the Dragon Boat Upstate Festival and tips on how to be successful in reaching your team’s fundraising goals and racing out on the water.

The Prisma Health Office of Philanthropy team is available to help you every step of the way. Please reach out with any questions, or support you need.

Take a moment to review the following information to learn about Dragon Boat and the “why we do what we do” as we all paddle fiercely against cancer.

Dragon Boat dollars at work.
Providing support for Prisma Health Cancer Institute

Since its inception in 2006, Dragon Boat Upstate Festival has been a catalyst for individuals in the Upstate to work together and change the face of cancer in our community. Over the years, more than $4,000,000 have been raised by caring community members, helping propel the Prisma Health Cancer Institute forward in the areas of advanced cancer research and patient survivor programs in the Upstate.

Funds raised through Dragon Boat in 2022 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. For more details on the programs and services Dragon Boat supports, click here.

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