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Abreast of Life

On the Avon River, a group of gutsy women are paddling their hearts out as they get stuck into a sweaty hour of training. This is Christchurch’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, Abreast of Life (ABOL) Christchurch, putting in the hard yards ahead of the New Zealand Dragon Boat Association (NZDBA) national championships later this month at Lake Karapiro.

All share a determination not to let a cancer diagnosis define them. Being active and having fun with a bunch of other resilient women is what literally floats their boat. Out on the water, they look unstoppable.

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