Now in its 14th year, the Windsor Essex Dragon Boat Festival for the Cure will take place on Saturday July 9th 2016. Since 2003, over 1000 teams have competed together to raise over 3.4 million dollars to benefit breast cancer care in local hospitals. With this money, breast cancer patients are able to receive the latest in breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment close to home, resulting in a dramatic improvement for thousands of people right here in our community.
The Windsor Essex Dragon Boat Festival for the Cure raises money to benefit breast cancer care in Windsor-Essex Hospitals. This is the third year of a 1.2 million dollar pledge to help pay for state-of-the-art breast cancer screening at the Windsor Regional Hospital Breast Health Centre. The festival is a registered charity with Revenue Canada.
The 14th Windsor Essex Dragon Boat Festival will take place on July 9th at Lakewood Park. Racers should arrive at 7am with races taking place all day.
Teams paddling in the 2016 Dragon Boat races may be comprised of 14 to 20 paddlers, one drummer and up to 6 spares. We will provide each team with an experienced steersperson.
2016 Registration Fees:
Corporate & Community Teams: $650 + HST = $734.50 plus a minimum of $250 in pledges from each team member.
School Teams (Age 13 - 18): Free entry plus a minimum of $225 in pledges from each team member.
How to Register:
You can be a vital part of this fantastic fundraising event by becoming an official sponsor. All proceeds from the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival will continue to support local hospitals, patients, and their families. By becoming a sponsor, you can help make sure that women from across our region receive the gold standard in cancer care right here, close to home. Thousands of patients and their families will thank you!
As a sponsor, you will not only have the chance to promote your business to thousands of participants, volunteers, donors, and event attendees, but also show your community spirit, corporate social responsibility, and commitment to healthcare in the Windsor Essex region. Sponsors like you have helped provide key diagnostic machines, including a Digital Radiography (X-Ray) Machine, among others.
Every penny counts. Whether you are a competitor, sponsor, volunteer or spectator we appreciate your support for local beast cancer care. Can't participate in the event? You can still be part of the amazing experience by donating today.
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