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Indiana’s only Breast Cancer Dragon boat racing team.  Indy SurviveOars through the sport of Dragon boat racing offers hope, inspiration and camaraderie to Breast Cancer survivors focusing on health and physical activity. 

Recent News

  • 2016 Pink Paddle Party

    The Indy SurviveOars annual PINK PADDLE PARTY will be held Friday, November 4th, 2016,  from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. The theme for this year's event is "Beach Ball."  Dig out your favorite flip flops and Hawaiian shirt and plan to join in the festivities!

    The party will be held at Montage; a popular venue located at 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd. in Indianapolis.   There will be dinner,  drinks, entertainment, and both live and silent auctions! Guests are invited to wear beach resort attire (no swimwear).


    Individual tickets are available for $65 each.  There is also an option for Patron tickets at a price of $90 each which includes a VIP reception and other amenities. Sponsorships are also still available.

    The Pink Paddle Party is INSO's main annual fundraising event, providing the funds necessary for the team's equipment, boat maintenance, race fees, insurance and training, along with public awareness efforts.

    For Additional Information or to purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Anderson at lizzy23mj@aol.com or 317-997-4867.

    Our sponsors for the 2016 Pink Paddle Party are:


    Platinum Sponsor

    Barnes & Thornburg

    Gold Sponsor

    Ed Martin Automotive Group


    Bronze Sponsors

    Joe and Ann Barber  
    Dave and Susie Kinghorn  
    Michael and Debbie Schutz
    Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
    Judith Earle
    DOZ Charitable Foundation, Inc.
    Lumina Foundation
    Noblesville FOP #198
    DeFur Voran LLP
    Beth Cornelius and Susan Ford
    Don and Nanette Barrett

    Ed and Gemma Bastyr

    Yopi and Larry Havlik / LIDS

    Jan and Gina Walker

    Globe Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.


  • 2016 Passions Collide: Artists & Paddlers Meet

    Indiana artists participated in a juried art competition using boat paddles as their canvas or sculpture medium producing unique and creative art.  This paddle art was on display in the Raymond James Stutz Gallery, judged and then sold by silent auction benefiting the Indy SurviveOars. The reception and silent auction was held March 18 where the artist awards were also announced.  Congratulations to the winners:






    Passions Collide Logo


    Paddle art Gallery Display:  March 4-18, 2016
    Reception, silent auction and artist awards:  March 18, 6-9 PM.
    Location: Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery is located in the Stutz Building, 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis

    Please visit the Paddles Collide Facebook Page for more information.


    You can view the winning paddles and alll of the 2016 paddle art in our Photo Gallery


    The Indy SurviveOars and the Stutz Artist Association thank the generous sponsor of this event:

    Ed Martin Automotive Group

  • 2016 Vines for Life - Connecting the Causes

    A Tasting Event to Benefit Three Geist Cancer Charities

    Held on January 22, 2016 at the The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club, this event benefits three Geist Cancer Charities: Creating Hope, Team Luke and the Indy SurviveOars. 

    Guests enjoyed International Wines and a Craft Beer Tasting provided by Elite Beverages, a Silent Auction, tasty treats and live music.  The event was sold out and was a great success.


    Once again, we thank the the premier sponsor for this fantastic event:

    Ed Martin Automotive Group