MERCER COUNTY, NJ - The 8th Annual Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival is coming to Mercer County Park Lake on Saturday, June 21st.from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival is New Jersey’s largest community Dragon Boat Festival and is hosted by the Machestic Dragons, New Jersey’s first breast cancer survivor’s dragon boat team.   Paddle for Pink celebrates the eighth anniversary of the race and festival with fun on and off the water of beautiful Mercer Lake.   The event will be located at the Finish Tower Field Area lakeside.  Each year the event has grown in participation and support, PFP is known to provide an exciting day for paddlers and spectators alike.

Community participation makes this festival special. Last year 50 teams competed in the exciting races and the Machestic Dragons invite you to form a team to compete in this fundraising event.  Twenty paddlers make up a dragon boat team and race against other teams in their division.  Teams of educators, neighbors and friends, students, business sponsored teams, semi-professionals and teams compete for medals and bragging rights while helping to support this charitable cause.  In 2013, 8 breast cancer survivor teams participated from the tri state region.

Registration fee for PFP is $950 for a team.   Not enough paddlers for a team?  Register as a group or individual and we will match you with a team.  All registered teams may schedule one practice on the water with coaching and equipment provided by the Machestics.

The festival benefits local families affected by breast cancer, this years beneficiaries are, BCRC, Breast Cancer Resource Center of Princeton, where there is never a charge for services provided to breast cancer patients and survivors,  along with The Cancer Institute of NJ  @ RWJ in New Brunswick. 

On land enjoy live music and entertainment, cultural dance and ceremonies, a silent auction, and food. Vendors may reserve a space to support this cause. There will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing,   

The Machestic Dragons welcome volunteer hands-on support from organizations and individuals as well as donations to make this festival fruitful. Machestics’ invite you to visit to get a better understanding of what the Machestic Dragons represent, or call Debbie @ 609-291-9351.

All Registration information for Paddle for Pink is at  

Or call (609) 448-2100 (messages only).