By CATHERINE SHEFFO
They wore pink. Pink shirts and pink hats. Some of the 20 women on the paddling team were adorned with pink scarves featuring the telltale pink ribbon. The color is the badge of honor of the Annapolis Dragon Boat Club.
“It’s like a support group without the disease,” club President Pat Holle said.
You don’t have to be a cancer survivor to be a member of the club, but everyone on the team has been affected by the disease. The 51 members — some of them paddlers, some supporters — range in age from the 20s to 80s.
Breast cancer survivor Michael Ashford founded the club in 2011. They practice two to three times a week in Spa Creek during the paddling season, from April to October.
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