A Love for Life is dedicated to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research. The average survival rate for stage IV pancreatic cancer is a little over 6 months. We want to help change that number. We are honored to be partnering with the Abramson Cancer Center at The University of Pennsylvania. 100% of the money that we raise will fund cutting edge research here in Philadelphia.  Along the way, we celebrate Life, Friendship & Adventure. Join us.

A Love for Life will be paddling in
The 5th Annual Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival 
Lake Luxembourg at Core Creek Park, 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Click here to Register to be on one of the A Love for Life Dragon Boats.

What is Dragon Boat Racing - Today, Dragon Boat Racing is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world. In 1991, the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) was formed in response to the explosive growth of the sport. In IDBF Sport Racing there are generally 18-20 paddlers per standard size Dragon Boat, plus a captain/drummer and a helm (Steerer).

Why does A Love for Life Participate - This will be the seventh year A Love For Life will be participating in a Dragon Boat Festival.

A Love for Life has  raised over $600,000.00 for pancreatic cancer research to date, with the Dragon Boat Festival being one of our biggest fund raisers. In 2018, A Love For Life raised on average  $15,000, per boat. And we know we can do even better in 2019

Why Dragon Boat (watch this video to find out why)

We have teams at all levels, from highly competitive, to just having fun. If paddling is not your thing but you still want to participate in a great cause, please consider being a Dragonmaster.

Expectation: Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival - Each team is made up of 20 paddlers, 3 alternates and a drummer. Each team will have one practices held at Lake Luxemburg at Core Creek Park, Bucks County. Race day is Saturday September 21st, 2019 and goes from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fee - The fee for the Dragon Boat Race covers the cost of the race which includes: race registration, practices, steers person, race shirt, tents, snacks, lunch and beverages. None of the fee goes towards the A Love For Life organization.
  • $110.00 must be paid by February 28th, 2019 
Dragonmaster - want to be involved but don't want to paddle, sign up to be a Dragonmaster.

Fundraising - Each Paddler will be responsible for raising a minimum of $250.00. Fundraising tools such as personal fundraising web page, email templates, fund raising tips will be provided.

What else do I need - Some Paddlers like to have their own paddle and life vest. If you do not have a paddle or life vest, they will be provided both at each practice, as well as on race day. Click Here for Ordering information.

Click here to Register to be on one of the A Love for Life Dragon Boats.