The Dragons will be at Buffalo RiverWorks!


Welcome/Mission Statement

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

The goal of the 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 active or to continue to lead active and fulfilling lives.  Hope Chest's program promotes physical and emotional healing.  Click here to download a flyer.

2019 Hope Chest Dragon Boat Festival

Championship Teams

2019 Breast Cancer Survivor Winner

Hearts of Steel


2019 a division winner

Fitness 19 Williamsville 


2019 b division winner 

Island Paddlers 

2019 c division winner

OPFP Making Waves


2019 Women's A division Winner

Hearts of Steel 



2019 Women's B Division winner

Nina's Hope 


Announcing Collaboration with BAC

Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, has announced an agreement with the BAC for Women to offer Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) exercise classes at BAC locations in Western New York.  Click here for the full press release. Click here to obtain a FREE pass for  three exercise classes  at any BAC location.