• “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 

The Belles turn 5!

On 6 April 2011 the amaBele Belles dragonboat team turned 5! In typical Belles tradition we celebrated in style – with all the Belles looking resplendent in their black and pink. Mowbray Bowls Club was the venue and Sharon and her team decorated the venue with a definite ‘pink’ vibe. There were delicious snacks for all. How marvellous it was to have the founder of the club with us – Pam Newby – and to see old Belles. A few caregivers were present to support the team and we thank them sincerely for this. Congratulations to Merlin Osborne and Minette van der Walt for being awarded the Jenny Michie Award. The evening was a celebration of life and the five years which the club has been going. It was a superb evening enjoyed by all and here’s hoping the club has many more years of good paddling ahead.

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Kelee Arrowsmith

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 8th of December 2005 and had a lumpectomy on the 22nd of December. ...
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