Welcome to the home of The Indy SurviveOars

Indiana’s only breast cancer dragon boat team.  Our mission is to provide breast cancer survivors a strong message of hope, inspiration, and encouragement by creating a floating support group. 

Recent News

  • Healing on the Water


    WISH-TV, a local Indianapolis TV station, recently featured Indy SurviveOars in a media spot. The reporter even joined the team during practice on a chilly, blustery October evening on Geist Reservoir, seated in the drummer's seat at the front of the boat. We thank WISH-TV for taking an interest in Indy SurviveOars and for helping us share our message with a larger audience. Please enjoy the article and video on their site:

    Breast Cancer Survivors find Healing on the Water



  • Pink Paddle Party 2013


    Thank you to our wonderful 2013 Pink Paddle Party sponsors:



    Townsend Tree Service

    Platinum Sponsors

    Warnecke Investment Group
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    Gold Sponsors

    RBC Wealth Management

    Ed Martin Automotive Group

    Midwest Sports & Social Complex

    United Surety Agents, Inc

    August Mack Environmental

    Silver Sponsors

    Wire Supplies / Genie and Gerry Barker  
    Gina and Janet Walker "In Memory of
       Joseph Casson"
    City Real Estate Investors  

    Bronze Sponsors

    The Havliks  
    David and Etta Biloon  
    Noblesville Fraternal Order of Police  
    Stonegate Mortgage  
    Globe Asphalt Paving  
    G. Daniel Kelley
    Sarah Demmon
    Susan Calhoun
    Monarch Beverage
    Robbin and Betty Anderson
    Gimbal Financial
    American Health Network, Greenfield Physicians
    Indiana Behavioral Support
    Estridge Family Foundations, a fund of Legacy Fund
      Community Foundation in honor of Mr. Mark Seymour


  • Indy SurviveOars' 2013 Race Season

    Indy SurviveOars participated in four dragon boat races during this 2013 season.  To adequately prepare, we began practice April 27, meeting three times a week throughout the season at the Geist Marina.  Team practices are essential to adequately prepare for races, but more importantly to the team mission.  During practice teammates are able to visit, set goals, encourage one-another, improve strength and stamina and truly “team build”.  The bonds and friendships that are created and built during these sessions are strengthened and solidified at race events.  In addition, the goal of the team is to improve race times throughout the season, so time and energy during practice is focused on technique, endurance and practice races.


    The first race of the season was June 22 & 23 when the team traveled to The 25th Tim Hortons Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, Toronto, Canada.  Over 175 teams participated; a great opportunity for team members to be exposed to world class dragon boat athletes and teams. The next race was July 27, The Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights, Illinois. There were enough Indy SurviveOars and SupportOars attending this event to enter two boats into the competition.  The Kentucky Pink in the Park Dragon Boat Festival in Alexandria, Kentucky, September 7, is one of the team’s favorite races.  This 250m race is held to support and bring awareness to breast cancer causes.  The team ended the 2013 race season at the Walgreens Orlando Dragon Boat Festival, in Disneyland, Orlando, Florida on October 19, competing in the Breast Cancer Division.  The race venue was located in Disney Downtown. Team members, family and friends were able to visit and interact with 85 teams from around the country.