Lake James Healing Dragons was started by 3 BCS from Morganton, NC. Recruitment for the team began in 2009, and in 2010 we began paddling on beautiful Lake James. In 9 years we have competed in over 40 races, bringing home medals in 31 of those. In 2018, 7 members from our team competed in Florence, Italy at the International Breast Cancer Participatory Dragon Boat Race. We are an all female team ranging in age from 44 to 72. Our vision is to inspire, encourage and support survivors of all cancers and to triumph over the disease. Our annual dragon boat festival will be on Oct. 12 at Lake James State Park/Paddy’s Creek to raise money for our local Cancer Care Fund to cover the cost of mammograms for under or uninsured women.