The second annual Acworth Dragon Boat Festival was held May 5 at Dallas Landing. The festival supports breast cancer survivors and promotes an active lifestyle during and after treatment.
The event is organized by Linda Evans, a two-time cancer survivor and president of nonprofit Dragon Boat Atlanta. The group is made up of cancer survivors and supporters who want to increase awareness of breast cancer.
Many community leaders and residents participated. Mayor Tommy Allegood and Cobb Commission Chairman Mike Boyce lead teams in competition.
Proceeds from this year’s event benefit Dragon Boat Atlanta and Marietta-based Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, a nonprofit founded by two oncology nurses that provides support groups, education and financial assistance for cancer patients. Loving Arms was founded in 2011 and has helped hundreds of cancer patients.
For information about Dragon Boat Atlanta, go to www.dragonboatatlanta.org.
– Carla Caldwell, editor of Around Acworth