Breast cancer survivor finds her strength in a dragon boat

Breast cancer survivor Lee out to win race and promote active living during DBS Marina Regatta

Catherine Lee, 55, a breast cancer survivor, will be taking part in the DBS Marina Regatta this weekend for the first time, as a member of the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) Paddlers in the Pink team.
Catherine Lee, 55, a breast cancer survivor, will be taking part in the DBS Marina Regatta this weekend for the first time, as a member of the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) Paddlers in the Pink team.PHOTO: TINA WONG

Before she started dragon boating, Catherine Lee often felt fatigued; she could not walk long distances and her body was constantly aching.

But, after getting hooked on the sport more than two years ago, the breast cancer survivor can now take on an intense two-hour training session, do body-weight exercise and pilates.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2019, with the headline 'Finding strength in a dragon boat'. Print Edition | Subscribe