Welcome/Mission Statement

Paddle with a Purpose, Workout Like a Woman and Empower Yourself!

The goal of the Hope Chest organization is to provide a positive support group for Breast Cancer survivors. We offer a unique paddling program along with a distinct health and fitness program for breast cancer survivors of all ages and fitness levels. Our purpose is to inspire Breast Cancer patients and survivors in any stage of treatment or recovery to become, or to continue, to lead  active and fulfilling lives through our unique physical fitness program which also promotes emotional healing. Click here to download flyer.

NEW LOCATION

The 2014 Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will take place on June 14, 2014 at Baird Point at the State University of New York at Buffalo North Campus.    Baird Point is one of UB's most beautiful locations with its Greek-style amphitheater overlooking Lake LaSalle.  Lake LaSalle is a 60-acre manmade lake, having an average depth of 10 feet; maximum depth is 25 feet.  The campus has ample parking and many other amenities that make it ideal for our coveted annual race and event. Watch here for further details and all the excitement that will surround our 2014 races.  

CURIOUS ABOUT PADDLING AND DRAGON BOAT RACING?  CHECK OUT THE BELOW LINKS FOR MORE  INFORMATION

Dragon boats race on Lake Erie: wivb.com

The Buffalo News: Cancer survivors paddle to the finish at boat festival

Winging It Segment: Link

See 2014 Dragon Boating Event Schedule Across the USA: http://www.panamdragonboat.com/