Over the last six months women have been meeting at Lismore Curves to belly dance the night away, and each Monday evening a percentage of the fee is put aside for a local charity.
On Monday Lismore Curves was able to donate $650 to their chosen charity the Rainbow Dragons Abreast group, which is a team of dragon boat paddlers comprised of women who have survived breast cancer and their supporters.
Dragon boat paddling was first suggested by a physiotherapy doctor in Canada, who believed it was an excellent way for women to improve the muscle mass in their chest and shoulder muscles on the road to recovery.
We were ecstatic with the donation it was just wonderful, said Laura Turner from Rainbow Dragons Abreast. Were trying to raise money for a trailer for the dragon boat so we can take paddling to other communities, so some of it may go towards that. We would really like to show other women who have gone through treatment for breast cancer how much fun you can have while getting fit, and tempt them to come and try it themselves.
The Rainbow Dragons Abreast group meets every Sunday morning at the northern end of Lake Ainsworth at 8am. There are also paddles on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5.30pm.
Anyone who would like to get involved should phone Laura on 6687 6807.
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