• “When you push off from the dock … we’re all in the same boat. 
    This isn’t about cancer anymore. It’s about exercise and health and the rest of your life. 
    When we push off we’re paddling away from breast cancer.” 

    - Dr. Don McKenzie, Founder, Abreast In A Boat 
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” 

    - Vivian Greene 
  • “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” 

    - T.H. Thompson & John Watson 
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 
    The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ 

    - Nelson Mandela 

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About The amaBele Belles

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Welcome to the amaBele Belles

We are a dragon boat racing club for breast cancer survivors.

As a “floating support” group we aim to provide each other, as well as other women living with breast cancer, with support and inspiration.

Being the first (and only) team of this kind on the African continent, we are also a symbol of survival and hope for all African women who have had to cope with the challenges of breast cancer.We believe that our team is not only an inspiration to other women, but also a great positive example for people in our country and abroad.

Testimony of Merlin Osborne, recorded by Advocates for Breast Cancer.
Meet The Belles
Judith Jaars

Judith Jaars

At the age of 52 years old, in March 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I discovered a lump in my ...
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