BCS Race & Carnation Ceremony
This ceremony is a symbolic display to honor everyone who has been touched by cancer. There are many stories behind the faces of all paddlers. There are many supporters not in the boats, whose love and support gave many of the cancer survivors the strength to cope. When someone is diagnosed with Breast Cancer, the color pink takes on a whole new meaning. The color pink is embraced in ribbons, flowers, garments, and paddles ... any number of ways to show resilience and memory. The Texas Dragon Boat Association lifts our paddles to the heavens in support of those fighting Cancer, those everyday heroes assisting those with Cancer and those teams paddling to keep the issue of Cancer in the forefront of our thoughts. Gone, but never forgotten.