The amaBele Belles are travelling Malaysia to take part in the Malaysian International Dragon Boat Championship and IDBF Cancer Survivors Championship 2014.
Twelve paddlers are going, and they range from paddlers who have been in the team for eight years, to relative newcomers to the sport who joined less than six months ago.
Most came to paddling through our brush with breast cancer, and would not have thought of joining the sport otherwise, but now thoroughly enjoy the paddling, the exercise, the camaraderie on the boat and the fun we have. When we need a support group, the Belles are there. Paddling is both cardio and strength training, and all in the fresh air, with a view of Table Mountain.