Sunday 30th October marked the season opening for Dragons Abreast in Port Lincoln . I had the honour of “dotting the eye” on their dragon boat which represents the awaking of the dragon and of course their season.
Dragons Abreast is a national organisation comprised of breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.
About Dragons Abreast
In 1996, Dr. Don McKenzie, developed a program to determine the impact of exercise on breast cancer survivors, choosing dragon boat paddling as the epitome of strenuous, repetitive upper body exercise. He trained twenty-four breast cancer volunteers in a gym for three months, introduced them to dragon boats and taught them paddling techniques. At the end of the three-month season on the water none of the volunteers had lymphedema.
On behalf of the Port Lincoln Dragons Abreast supporters, Beyond Bank has made a donation of $2,950 – these supporters save their money in a Community Reward Account .
Our Community Reward Account is a unique way to raise funds for not-for-profits. It relies on supporters of a club or cause.
The more money they save in this account, the more funds Beyond Bank  will donate annually back to these causes (at no cost to the supporters). This year over 300 groups received a share of over $390,000.
Open an account  and start saving, you’ll earn a great interest rate and you’ll support a cause you’re passionate about.
To find out more about how this account contact us on 13 25 85.