The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society is unique in that we donate the net proceeds to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation and Nanaimo Community Hospice Society to assist in the diagnostic and treatment process, and care of, breast cancer patients. Since 2003, the festival has donated over $700,000 to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation alone.
The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society has been designated a position on the Platinum Donor Wall at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) for donating over $150,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. This recognition is given to donors who have reached this level of giving and is the highest honour of donor recognition provided by the Foundation.
â€śThe Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society has demonstrated true leadership in support of local healthcare excellence,â€ť says Maeve Oâ€™Byrne, President of the Foundation. â€śThey join only a handful of other community organizations who have donated such extraordinary sums of money to our hospital over the years. We are incredibly grateful for their support and are thrilled to recognize them for reaching this outstanding milestone.â€ť
We are honoured to be recognized for making contributions towards the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients on Central Vancouver Island. The paddlers, sponsors, volunteers and members of the general public who support this event are the true heroes.
Click here for the details of how dragon boaters support cancer solutions.