The Dragon Heart Award

In Asia, dragons are regarded as honorable, altruistic, and are worthy of admiration. It is in this spirit that we present the Dragon Heart Award to someone who has made a significant impact on cancer survivors in the lowcountry. The dragon boat ritual, Awakening of the Dragon, involves a Taoist priest dotting the eyes of the carved dragon head attached to the boat, re-energizing its spirit or qi (pronounced: chee). The recipient of the Dragon Heart award exemplifies the commitment to the rejuvenation of the spirit of cancer survivors.

The award is presented to someone who has made a significant impact on cancer survivorship in our community. Recommendations must include a description of how the person has made a difference in the life of a cancer survivor or the cancer community in general. The recipient may be a cancer survivor, co-survivor, care-giver, or any other member of the community. There is no age limit as children often havethe biggest hearts of all. The recipient may work in the field of medicine, but the impact must be beyond the scope of his/her paid profession.

The recipient is selected from the nominations by the acting Board of Directors of Dragon Boat Charleston.

Below are just a few of the many, many nominations for Lynda: