Founded in 2016, the Paradise City Dragon Boat team consists of members from Western Massachusetts who are cancer survivors and supporters. The team, based out of Northampton, is the subject of a new short film titled Paddle Together. The film was featured at the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival.
Dragon boating has become an international movement for cancer survivors that not only offers physical benefits during and after treatment but also emotional support between team members. Breast cancer survivors Rachel Levey and Lisa Butler spoke with Connecting Point’s Zydalis Bauer about how dragon boating and being a part of the Paradise City Dragon Boat team helped them through their individual journeys.
This interview originally aired on August 12, 2020.