Membership is free for all cancer survivors. Cancer survivors also participate in our fitness and nutrition programs free ofcharge. All race fees are paid for by DBC and some of your race travel.
For community paddlers (those without a diagnosis of cancer) membership is $100 per year. You receive a discount on all fitness programs and some travel. All race fees are included in your membership fee.
There may be other costs throughout the year, such as race shirts every few years, your hotel for a race, spring camp, etc.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If are you are new to the sport, the best way to start is to try out the 6-Week Novice Program at 9:15am on Saturdays. There are still spaces available to register for the Novice Program August 12th-September 16th!!
Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring water. DBC will provide a paddle and life jacket.
You can go to a race as soon as you feel ready and have talked it over with a coach. DBC goes to about 4-5 races per year.
Take a look at our practice schedule.
The majority of DBC's budget is raised through the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival held in May each year. Support also comes in the form of individual donations, other special events and grants.
What are all of these acronyms? ACS = All Cancer Survivor; BCS = Breast Cancer Survivor; OC-2 = Outrigger Canoe;
What is the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival? DBC holds an annual dragon boat festival fundraiser in the community. The event raises money for the cancer survivor programs of Dragon Boat Charleston. Typically, DBC members volunteer for the festival while over 60 community teams race.
As a 501(c)3, DBC relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors to help fund its programs for the Charleston community.
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Phone: (843) 324-9505
Mailing Address: DBC, 1643 Savannah Hwy. #261, Charleston, SC 29407