The Rose Regatta dragon boat race and festival returns to Lake Las Vegas on Saturday, October 8, 2011! Join us to paddle for a purpose and raise funds to support medical and psychosocial breast health services for the uninsured at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers of Excellence. Teams ranging from corporate groups and families to clubs and friends will race head to head, while a fun festival environment is held shoreside. Find out more, schedule a practice, and register online at www.roseregatta.org.
Breast Cancer Survivor, Terry Maurer, who appreciates a steep, arduous hike, describes her fight against breast cancer as an “uphill battle.” Fortunately, after 10 months of cancer treatment, doctors told Terry that her cancer was in remission and that she could move forward with her life. Her reaction to the news was mixed. “I was thrilled that my cancer was gone, but I was also unnerved,” she said. “Cancer beat up my body. I wasn’t sure how to get my life back on track when I barely had enough strength to get off the couch.” Terry rebuilt her strength and stamina by going on daily walks and worked her way back up to running and hiking again. “I became hyperfocused on getting healthy – and being prepared just in case I had to combat breast cancer again,” she says. “Being fit and healthy isn’t an obsession anymore, it’s simply a reflection of my passion for life.”
Terry has discovered a new love in the recreational sport of dragon boat racing through competing in the Rose Regatta, the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ dragon boat festival that raises money for the R.E.D. Rose Program. Terry coaches the ‘Pink Paddlers’ breast cancer survivor teams and invites interested survivors to check out a team practice and get involved by calling 702.497.3385. To learn more, visit www.roseregatta.org.
Additionally, Terry leads a regular breast cancer support group at the Henderson WomensCare Center. You are invited to join her for roundtable discussions about breast cancer in a supportive setting to socialize, seek advice, and help others.