Barbara Brindle, a breast cancer survivor of six years, has been a member of Dragons Abreast Bendigo for the past three years.

Along with breast cancer survivors and supporters she has found the experience of meeting weekly and training in their dragon boat on Lake Weeroona to be socially and emotionally uplifting.

At the moment Dragons Abreast Bendigo and Dragons Afloat Bendigo (a prostate cancer survivors and supporters group) are looking for more participants.

Ms Brindle said the dragon boats were a great way of socialising, getting fit and at the same time supporting cancer survivors. Email: