Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sabah dragon boat race makes waves

DONNING pink outfits, 23 women stood out among thousands of people who had thronged Tanjung Lipat near Kota Kinabalu on Sunday to watch the 22nd Annual Sabah Dragon Boat Race.

Loud cheers and thunderous applause greeted the women as their boat made it to the finish line to complete the endurance race.

The women, who called themselves Pink Challengers, finished seventh among nine teams that took part in the event.

But what was extraordinary about these women was not their outfits but the fact that they were all breast-cancer survivors.

“Our goal was not to win the race but to create awareness on breast cancer,” said team manager Babs Delaney.

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