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Hearts Of Steel

Empower all Breast Cancer Survivors to strengthen mind, body and spirit through camaraderie and the sport of Dragon Boat Paddling.

Provide a place where Breast Cancer Survivors of all ages and physical abilities can gather to discuss and act to improve their overall sense of well being. We do this through physical activity, communication, support, friendship and giving back to our community.
Survivorship begins at diagnosis, continues through treatment (including those on lifetime treatment) and beyond. With advancements in medicine and targeted therapies, survivors are living longer. Maintaining a good quality of life through physical activity and mindfulness is important to all survivors. After a diagnosis of breast cancer, survivors strive to find their new “normal.” Life has changed for themselves and their loved ones. We embrace all members no matter what activity you choose to participate in and encourage suggestions from all our members

Hearts of Steel Pittsburgh is a support group open to all Breast Cancer Survivors. Although the physical benefits of dragon boat paddling are an important part of our organization, we all find the support, social and additional activities of the group just as fulfilling.

Hearts of Steel Pittsburgh is hosted by the Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA), EIN 25-1544798, which is classified as a public charity and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code so donations to Hearts of Steel are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
We are a nonprofit organization and 100% of all donations are used solely for the activities, education and needs of Breast Cancer Survivors. We want to give back to our communities in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas and are willing to share our personal experiences and knowledge about Breast Cancer and Survivorship.

Contact Janice Bagnato for more information 
Cell: (412)298-3837

Below are a list of events being hosted by Hearts of Steel in 2019!

3rd Annual Golf Scramble (LINK)

Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival (LINK)