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Indiana’s only Breast Cancer Dragon boat racing team.  Indy SurviveOars through the sport of Dragon boat racing offers hope, inspiration and camaraderie to Breast Cancer survivors focusing on health and physical activity. 

Recent News

  • 2016 Passions Collide: Artists & Paddlers Meet

    Indiana artists participated in a juried art competition using boat paddles as their canvas or sculpture medium producing unique and creative art.  This paddle art was on display in the Raymond James Stutz Gallery, judged and then sold by silent auction benefiting the Indy SurviveOars. The reception and silent auction was held March 18 where the artist awards were also announced.  Congratulations to the winners:






    Passions Collide Logo


    Paddle art Gallery Display:  March 4-18, 2016
    Reception, silent auction and artist awards:  March 18, 6-9 PM.
    Location: Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery is located in the Stutz Building, 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis

    Please visit the Paddles Collide Facebook Page for more information.


    You can view the winning paddles and alll of the 2016 paddle art in our Photo Gallery


    The Indy SurviveOars and the Stutz Artist Association thank the generous sponsor of this event:

    Ed Martin Automotive Group

  • 2016 Vines for Life - Connecting the Causes

    A Tasting Event to Benefit Three Geist Cancer Charities

    Held on January 22, 2016 at the The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club, this event benefits three Geist Cancer Charities: Creating Hope, Team Luke and the Indy SurviveOars. 

    Guests enjoyed International Wines and a Craft Beer Tasting provided by Elite Beverages, a Silent Auction, tasty treats and live music.  The event was sold out and was a great success.


    Once again, we thank the the premier sponsor for this fantastic event:

    Ed Martin Automotive Group

  • 2015 Pink Paddle Party

    It was A Magical Evening at the 2015 Pink Paddle Party

    The 2015 Pink Paddle Party, Indy SurviveOars' principal annual fundraiser, was held on November 6, 2015 at the Hillcrest Country Club.  The event included a wonderful dinner, guest speaker Jeff Stone, and live and silent auctions.  This sold-out event was a grand success and a thoroughly entertaining evening.  INSO wishes to again thank all those who made the Party possible, especially our very generous sponsors:



    Townsend Tree Service

    Platinum Sponsors


    Barnes & Thornburg


    R.B. Annis Educational Foundation


    Gold Sponsors

    Ed Martin Automotive Group


    RBC Wealth Management


    Ed and Gemma Bastyr


    Susan Calhoun in Memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel

    Silver Sponsors


    Enterprise Title ... Simply Service


    August Mack Environmental

    National Bank of Indianapolis

    Indiana Behavioral Support Services, LLC


    Bronze Sponsors

    David and Etta Biloon  
    Globe Asphalt Paving Co. Inc.  
    Encouraging Insight Counseling Services, LLC
    Michael and Debbie Schutz
    Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
    DeFur Voran, LLP - Attorneys, Business Counselors and Neighbors
    Don Hinds Ford
    Yopi and Larry Havlik / Lids
    Rob and Betty Anderson
    Gina and Jan Walker
    Genie and Gerry Barker
    PNC Bank
    Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski LLC
    Monarch Beverage