Dragonflies have become an integral symbol for Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat teams and their members. From team names and logos on jerseys to a myriad of tattoos on the paddlers, the dragonfly brings us comfort.
It is said that a dragonfly represents the spirit of a team member no longer with us; they rest, ever so gently with glistening wings on the shoulder of the paddlers to give them strength as they race down the course. They symbolize hope, grace and strength. Often, dragonflies will glide over the paddles as the team waits for the starting horn to blow. It brings a bittersweet smile to their faces, encouraging them to do their best!
Knot A Breast Team Prayer
We remember with sorrow those whom death has taken from our midst during the past years.
Taking these dear ones into our hearts with all our beloved, we recall them now with reverence.
In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them
In the opening buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them