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Divas Are “All in the Same Boat,” Paddling to Defy a Disease

07/29/2008, 11:45pm CDT
By Star Tribune, East Metro

The Dragon Divas came in last. They always come in last. But they never lose.

These Divas have already won the hardest race anyone has to run.

Breast cancer survivors from the Twin Cities (most are from St. Paul and environs), the Dragon Divas are 30 of the toughest and spunkiest women you'll ever find with paddles in their hands. I encountered them Saturday in Grand Marais, where they were sentimental favorites but real-world underdogs in the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival, which drew 26 teams and thousands of spectators to Grand Marais last weekend, including a large contingent wearing pink ribbons. 

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