Pink Steel Breast Cancer Survivor Team

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Pink Steel takes silver in international event in Sarasota
October 26, 2014

Pink Steel, the breast cancer survivor team of the Steel City Dragons organization, took second place overall among 101 international teams at the 2014 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota FL on October 24-26 2014. In a powerful showing, Pink Steel was the top finisher among all the U.S. teams and set the fastest time in the event during their semifinal qualifying.

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WTAE2013clipWTAE News profiles Pink Steel
June 17, 2013

Pink Steel was profiled on the WTAE 11:00 news on June 17, 2013 in a story, titled “Breast cancer survivors race together as women of steel“.
Also, see WTAE’s behind the scenes video.

UPMCvideoclip1-tUPMC shoots commercial featuring Pink Steel
December 6, 2012

Pink Steel will be featured in new video marketing campaign for UPMC that will be released in early 2013. Filming by a 40-person crew transformed the team’s practice site at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club into a virtual movie set. Thirteen members of Pink Steel, including illustrious coach Lynne Franks-Meinert were present to paddle the team’s pink boat. Undaunted by the 30-degree weather, the team showed off their national-championship form. In additional segments, team members were filmed doing their individualistic off-the-water activities, including running, teaching, and even tap dancing. As always, the team had a blast performing for the cameras!

The video is featured on the UPMC Cancer Center’s “Focused on You” website and on YouTube.

2012paradePink Steel float graces holiday parade
November 24, 2012

Pink Steel was a hit at the 2012 Macy’s Day Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The float featured the team’s pink dragon boat while Pink Steel paddlers paraded alongside, brandishing their paddles while festooned in pink Santa hats. The team was proud to join their hometown in festivities to ring in the holidays.

mercer2012-tPink Steel Champions at Mercer Park
September 15, 2012

Pink Steel won the breast cancer survivor division for the second year in a row at the 5th Annual Mercer County Dragon Boat Festival.


lynne40Congratulations, Coach! Pittsburgh Magazine the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) named Pink Steel Coach Lynne Franks-Meinert as one of Pittsburgh’s “40 under 40″ top young leaders for 2007





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