VIDEO: Cancer Survivors' Dragon Boat Team to Compete in Europe

A unique group of dragon boat racers is going international.

The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is a group of competitors that is made up of nearly all breast cancer survivors. Chesapeake Bay Magazine first told you about the inspiring team last August. Click here for the story.

For more than a year, the Dragon Boat Club has been preparing for the 2018 IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy. Now, the time has come. 25 survivors from the Annapolis club will compete in timed trials at the beginning of July. The racers will go up against 129 teams from 17 countries.

The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club uses fitness to heal their bodies and minds. Bay Bulletin had the chance to join their very last practice before they fly overseas to compete. Here’s what breast cancer survivor Louise Kirk had to say Thursday about the big event.