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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 was held Friday, November 4th, 2016. The theme for the 2016 SOLD OUT event was "Beach Ball." The party was held at the beautiful Montage in Indianapolis.   Guests enjoyed dinner,  drinks, entertainment (including a kissing shark), and both live and silent auctions! Guests were invited to wear beach resort attire; Hawaiian prints and florals were the clothing of choice creating a colorful and festive atmosphere!


    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.

    Thank you to all of our guests, contibutors and especially our sponsors for the 2016 Pink Paddle Party:



    Townsend Tree Service



    Barnes & Thornburg


    R.B. Annis Educational Foundation




    Ed Martin Automotive Group


    Susan Calhoun in Memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel


    RBC Wealth Management


    MacAllister Machinery Company




    Indiana Behavioral Support Services, LLC


    Bronze Sponsors

    Joe and Ann Barber  
    Dave and Susie Kinghorn  
    Michael and Debbie Schutz
    Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
    Judith Earle
    Dauby, O'Conner & Zaleski, LLC
    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.
    Dickson-Schaefer Ltd.
    Rob and Betty Anderson

    The National Bank of Indianapolis

    T.J. Maxx

    Fortis College

    PNC Wealth Management

    Genie and Gerry Barker


  • 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