Nov 18

Badalona recognizes the project of the Pica’m Dragons team and the Port of Badalona in the Trencant Invisibilitats Award that corresponds to the 2020 edition

This Thursday the Zorrilla Theater of Badalona has hosted the ceremony of the Trencant Invisibilitats Award corresponding to the editions of the year 2020, when it had to be postponed because of the pandemic, and that of the year 2022. The 2021 edition was not convened due to health restrictions. The award, which is granted by the Municipal Council of Women of Badalona, is granted in recognition of vital, social and professional trajectories of women and groups that help put an end to patriarchal models of society. In the edition corresponding to 2020, the seventeenth of the prize, the winner in the Project category has been awarded to Pica’m Dragons and the Port of Badalona. Specifically, the BSC category project (Breast Cancer Survivors) that Port de Badalona hosted in autumn 2018, a team made up of women who have suffered breast cancer. The first pioneering team in Catalonia was born in March 2019 in Badalona with the aim of being a tool for patients who had overcome the disease in their recovery stage. The formation of this team allows its members to establish links with people in their same situation and create a strong support network, in addition to the therapeutic benefits. In turn, the women of Pica’m Dragons fight to fight the sequelae of cancer, since this sport helps to reduce lymphodema (obstruction of the lymphatic channels of the armpit area that prevents drainage and causes inflammation of this part of the body) and also find emotional support.

The challenge of training, competing and being able to make the podium after having overcome the disease is an important stimulus. With the award for this project, her work to face the future with optimism through sport and to build a powerful nucleus of sisterhood is valued.

They collected the prize Berna Moraira, from Pica’m Cancer, and Teresa Martín and Eva M Gómez, from the Port of Badalona from the mayor, Rubén Guijarro, and the 2nd deputy mayor and councilor of the Field of Education, Feminisms and LGTBIQ +, Citizenship, Participation and Agenda 2030, Aïda Llauradó.

Since the creation of the project, it has also been recognized within the framework of the item Sea and Health of the Maritime Strategy of Catalonia by the General Directorate of Maritime Policy and Sustainable Fisheries of the Generalitat. Precisely, a presentation was made at the recent Barcelona Boat Show, a month ago.

The window of opportunity and visibility granted by receiving an award makes Pica’m Cancer and Dragon Boat Emotions start in a few days a new awareness campaign between administrations and foundations to provide resources for the award-winning project, to be able to move the team to higher level competitions and provide them with equipment and material to be able to develop the activity in better conditions at no cost to the practitioners.

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