The BCF Paddlers in the Pink (BCF-PIP) Dragon Boat Programme, the first of its kind in Asia when it began, involves dry land and paddling training for breast cancer survivors and supporters. BCF-PIP, one of several BCFs Healing Through the Arts Programme, enables participants to improve their physical and mental well-being as well as demonstrate that women living with breast cancer can continue to lead full, active lives.
The criteria to join BCF-PIP are as follows:
- One must be above 18 years old
- One must be either a breast cancer survivor, friend/family of a survivor
- One must be at least 3 months out of treatment (other than hormonal therapy)
- One must have a medical memo that shows that she is fit to join in the paddling