Welcome to the home of The Indy SurviveOars

Indiana’s only breast cancer dragon boat team.  Our mission is to provide breast cancer survivors a strong message of hope, inspiration, and encouragement by creating a floating support group. 

Recent News

  • 2015 Pink Paddle Party

    It was A Magical Evening at the 2015 Pink Paddle Party

    The 2015 Pink Paddle Party, Indy SurviveOars' principal annual fundraiser, was held on November 6, 2015 at the Hillcrest Country Club.  The event included a wonderful dinner, guest speaker Jeff Stone, and live and silent auctions.  This sold-out event was a grand success and a thoroughly entertaining evening.  INSO wishes to again thank all those who made the Party possible, especially our very generous sponsors:



    Townsend Tree Service

    Platinum Sponsors


    Barnes & Thornburg


    R.B. Annis Educational Foundation


    Gold Sponsors

    Ed Martin Automotive Group


    RBC Wealth Management


    Ed and Gemma Bastyr


    Susan Calhoun in Memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel

    Silver Sponsors


    Enterprise Title ... Simply Service


    August Mack Environmental

    National Bank of Indianapolis

    Indiana Behavioral Support Services, LLC


    Bronze Sponsors

    David and Etta Biloon  
    Globe Asphalt Paving Co. Inc.  
    Encouraging Insight Counseling Services, LLC
    Michael and Debbie Schutz
    Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
    DeFur Voran, LLP - Attorneys, Business Counselors and Neighbors
    Don Hinds Ford
    Yopi and Larry Havlik / Lids
    Rob and Betty Anderson
    Gina and Jan Walker
    Genie and Gerry Barker
    PNC Bank
    Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski LLC
    Monarch Beverage




  • Passions Collide: Artists & Paddlers Meet

    We thank everyone who joined us on March 6 at the Stutz Center, Indianapolis, for a unique collaboration between Indy SurviveOars and the Stutz Artist Association.  This special event featured paddle art by Indianapolis artists available for viewing and sale by silent auction.  Participating artists competed for two very special awards. Congratulations to Christian Felder who won the Best of Show and to Paula Aramendia Wright for winning the People's Choice award.  To view those, and all of the amazing artist creations that were auctioned, click here.



    Wendy Franklin PaddleArtist Wendy Franklin


    April Willy paddleArtist April Willy










    Platinum Sponsor


    Gold Sponsor


  • Healing on the Water


    WISH-TV, a local Indianapolis TV station, recently featured Indy SurviveOars in a media spot. The reporter even joined the team during practice on a chilly, blustery October evening on Geist Reservoir, seated in the drummer's seat at the front of the boat. We thank WISH-TV for taking an interest in Indy SurviveOars and for helping us share our message with a larger audience. Please enjoy the article and video on their site:

    Breast Cancer Survivors find Healing on the Water