When their dragon boat floated back to the dock at Lake Fairview Park, the group of paddlers on board smiled and wiped beads of sweat from their foreheads.
They’ve overcome tougher journeys.
Orlando Dragon Boat Club’s team of cancer survivors and supporters had just kicked off their celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, designated as the first Sunday in June each year.
The group of survivors formed a dragon boat team to bring together the group from different backgrounds and careers that share the bond of defeating the disease, which the National Cancer Institute predicts will kill about 595,000 in the United States this year.
They formed a dragon boat team, sponsored by Orlando Health, to bring together a group of people who had prevailed in their fights with various cancers.
“When you’re on a boat with 20 people paddling with you, there’s such power. I’m getting goosebumps talking about it,” said Sally Florsek, who …