DragonBoat Beaufort, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping local cancer patients and survivors, kicked off the 2015 season by launching their two dragon boats “Braveheart” and “Dragonfly” on Saturday. DragonBoat Beaufort is honoring the memory of their former members by placing their names on the side of Braveheart. Prior to launching the boats a brief ceremony was held to unveil the names. Andrew Nicholls, DBB’s president said “To lose this many members in such a short time saddens us, but highlights the work we still need to do in fighting cancer. Now whenever we paddle on the Beaufort River our friends will always be with us.”
The names added were: Robert Banfield, Milbrey Gnann, Carrie Freeman and Bonnie Breitenbecher.