On July 9th, 20 of our most adventurous associates, friends and family members participated in the Inaugural Gilda’s Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival. We joined about 30 other teams from our region to paddle down the Bay at Bader Field to help raise $90,000 for Gilda’s Club South Jersey. The local chapter of Gilda’s Club offers support to people of all ages dealing with cancer, including a clubhouse known as “Noogieland” for children 4 to 12 years old.

It was the first time rowing for most of us but a wonderful time was definitely had by all. We even recruited a young man to be the Drummer in our boat. Most of all, we were all humbled and grateful that we could take part and help raise money for such a worthy cause. We are looking forward to next year’s Festival, and we hope to improve on our rowing times from this year.