Team History

Team History

In 2008, Three Rivers District Health Department received a grant from Lexington Komen Affiliate for the Cure. The grant required Three Rivers District Health Department to acquire a pink dragon boat and trailer, to form Kentucky’s first breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team, and make the boat available for special events including parades and static displays. Three Rivers District Health Department created a presentation and took it to health departments and support groups in nine counties. More than 30 women were recruited to try out for the team. Beginning in February 2009, the team practiced weekly at Northern Kentucky University. As weather permitted, the team continued practicing biweekly on the lake at A.J. Jolly Park throughout the season.

In 2012 the team purchased its second dragon boat for use by the support team. The support team now gets on the lake at the same time as the Kentucky Thorough-Breasts. Soon there will be some healthy competition on AJ Jolly Lake!