Maryanne Ofner was recently invited to attend a presentation to a representative team of Penrith paddlers who will be participating in an International Dragon Boating Festival in Florence, Italy.
“Dragons Abreast” is the leader in the movement for people affected by cancer, spreading awareness and empowering people and educating them about the benefits of an active lifestyle after diagnosis.
About 20 years ago dragon boat paddling became a significant part of rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors, but since then has been embraced by thousands as one of the fastest growing sports in Australia.
As a keen paddler herself, and knowing many of these women, Maryanne arranged for Biddulph & Salenger to cover the costs of 30 pairs of shoes to the team members. She summed it up perfectly as being “just an inspirational story of how these ladies keep fit to assist in recovery and remaining well.”
We wish them success every step of the way and hope the shoes fit.