Decade Two of Racing Against Cancer!

It's a race against cancer. Will you take to the water to help us raise funds for cancer research and survivorship programs right here at home? Register now to take the plunge today.

Dragon Boat Upstate Festival Stories


Second Decade of Dragon Boat! 

2017 marked the 12th annual Dragon Boat Upstate Festival, taking us in to the second decade of fundraising for cancer research and survivorship programs benefitting our local community. We raised over $300,000 at our most recent event and we couldn't have met this goal without our dedicated teams. We hope you will take a moment to watch this brief video highlighting the day. 


2018 Hall Of Fame

Meet our 2018 Hall of Fame inductees and hear them tell their stories of why they paddle.


Dragon Boat 2018 Videos

HOF Ken Harper Video


HOF Lisa Littleton Video


HOF Heather Meadors Video


HOF Anita Miller Video

HOF Krista Ramirez Video



2017 Hall Of Fame

Our 2017 Hall of Fame inductees share their stories about being passionate about cancer care, supporting Dragon Boat Upstate Festival and becoming Hall of Fame Members.


Dragon Boat 2017 Videos

HOF Mike Coe Video


HOF Deb Cunningham Video


HOF Tim Garrett Video


HOF Jenny Green Video

2017 Pep Rally Video



Dragon Boat 101

2015 Highlight Video


Dragon Boat Dollars At Work

Dragon Boat Dollars at Work

The Dragon Boat Upstate Festival event proceeds and pledges will fund programs like:

  • Clinical and support needs of the Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR), including areas like clinical trials and biorepository needs for patients at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System.
  • The Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness, providing customized cancer surveillance and prevention interventions based on an individual’s specific health status and personal history, as well as their particular genetic, molecular and immune profile.
  •  A comprehensive oncology rehabilitation and survivorship program focused on helping a person with cancer regain maximum physical, social, psychological and vocational functioning with the limits imposed by the disease its treatments.
  • Provide support for our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and keeps it's patients close to home. 
  • Assist our organizing partner SCOCF with survivorship and outreach efforts for families across the region.
  • Dragon Boat 2016 Videos

    2016 HOF Video


    HOF Fabri-Kal Video


    HOF Jani-King Video


    HOF Richard Cox Video


    HOF SCOCF Video


    HOF Tru Blu Cru Video

    2016 Highlight Video



    Dragon Boat Video Vault

    Take a look at past Dragon Boat events! You can view even more videos on our YouTube Channel.



    2015 Hall of Fame Video


    2015 Festival Video


    2015 Sponsor Video

     2014 Hall of Fame Video



    2014 Festival Video



    2012 Festival Video

    2013 Hall of Fame Video

    2013 Festival Video