West Community Affairs

January 02, 2013

West Dragon Boat Teams Raise $92,000 for Fox Chase Cancer Center

Teams Place 15 and 28 out of 120 Teams

The West DragonPhyre and DragonPhlame teams placed 15th and 28th, respectively, out of the 120 teams competing at the 11th Annual Philadelphia Dragonboat Festival on October 6, 2012.

DragonPhyre paddled to first place in both the qualifying and semi-final rounds, and finished 4th in the final round of the B Division race with a time of 2:24.98.

DragonPhlame rowed to third in the qualifying race, fourth in the semi-final and 5th place in the C Division finals with a time of 2:36.97.

More than 40 West employees, family members and friends participated in this year’s race.  Funds were raised through a variety of activities, including raffles, Puppy Bingo and t-shirt sales.  Thanks to all those who donated to this amazing campaign!


For more information about Fox Chase Cancer Center, visit http://www.fccc.edu/